To better understand heat-related illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, visit the Heat-Related Illness page of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. The page describes these illnesses and presents an easy-to-read chart with symptoms and first-aid and treatment, as well as ways to prevent heat stroke.
Tool or Gardening Product
Look to the children's toy department for small plastic sandbox buckets. These make great containers when picking berries. Hold them by the handle or use them the old-fashioned way, running your belt through the handle. This gives you hands-free picking, with the berries easily dropped into the container.