Plants in the heat

Plants in the heat

What to do if it's hot outside the window, and the room is also not comfortable. Only air conditioner saves, but it only helps people, but what about indoor plants?

Cacti and other succulents also feel uncomfortable in similar conditions. And this is a completely erroneous opinion to believe that heat is not terrible for such plants. No, of course, they will not die, even if they are completely deprived of moisture. It's just that such a cactus will spend all its energy on its hydration, using its internal reserves, what kind of beauty and flowering are there. So all succulents need due attention, do not leave the soil dry and periodically feed. Still, these plants are resistant to high temperatures, but what about others?

Some flowers can disappear completely in extreme heat. It is believed that the window on the west side is the safest, but even here it can be tough if it's hot outside. Indoor plants in the summer must be shaded, regardless of which side the window is on. A little time is enough and exposure to sunlight with high temperatures will do its bad job.

If possible, you need to remove the flower in the shade by taking it out into the street. During the hot season, plants that bloom require special attention. Even a tropical origin, some of them, will not help them painlessly endure high temperatures. You can put a flower on a so-called wick made of water. Or just place coarse sand, pebbles, clean moss in the pallet and fill everything with water.

It is worthwhile to take another close look at your plants and once again clarify or check the conditions of their maintenance. Remembering and knowing everything is not always possible, so you can resort to various sources of such information. Fortunately, their number is in great abundance: there are many different reference books and floriculture sites on the Internet.

In hot weather, indoor plants need double care. For example, a capricious streptocarpus can die if the summer is very hot. Plants that do not bloom at all and belong to decorative deciduous plants must be sprayed twice a day. It is important to do this with flowers that require increased moisture (chamedorrhea, for example). If the flower is deprived of additional moisture (spraying), then soon the leaves will turn brown, ugly in shape with dry tips.

It is better to wrap dark pots containing plants with foil, so the ground will heat up less. For top dressing in the summer, it is better to use mineral fertilizers, provided that the top dressing will be performed only after two hours from watering, this is a must!

If there is an air conditioner in the room, it is necessary to ensure that the cold air does not harm the plants, it is not necessary that it gets on the flowers.

And yet, in the dry summer period, the activity of all sorts of pests is very often manifested. These are aphids, scale insects, spider mites and others. It is necessary to periodically inspect all plants and take action in case of unpleasant moments.


How to start guerrilla gardening

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Guerrilla gardening is a term used to describe the unauthorized growing of plants or crops on vacant public or private land. For some practitioners, guerrilla gardening is a political statement of land title or reform. [1] For others, it is primarily an opportunity to decorate and improve abandoned, unsightly or overgrown areas. Guerrilla gardening can be done under cover of night or during the day to attract others to the idea of ​​social improvement. Whichever approach you choose, there are basic steps that are essential to successfully growing plants in the harsh conditions these gardens face. Follow the instructions below to learn how to start guerrilla gardening.


How to water plants in hot weather?

Plants suffer from heat in the same way as humans. And if we can survive the heat under an air conditioner or a fan, then wild plants have to fight for survival, and cultured ones have to rely on us. How to save the harvest in an abnormally hot summer, how to water the plants in the heat?

Increasingly, summer residents are asking these questions. It's a shame when so much work is invested in growing plants, but everything dies under the scorching rays of the sun. It is clear that watering on hot days is done more often, but how we water the garden is also important.

A highly efficient way of watering plants is drip irrigation, and it's just great if drip irrigation is automated. The only problem is that this pleasure is not cheap. Most of us use traditional watering methods, and we will talk about them.

If on ordinary days it is recommended to water the plants either in the morning or in the evening, then in the heat it is advisable to spend it exclusively in the evening, in extreme cases, very early in the morning, in fact, before the sun rises. In addition to the fact that water droplets remaining on the leaves cause burns, hot, moist soil can be simply destructive for plants.

How to water plants in the heat, when the thermometer reads above 30 degrees in the shade? Abundantly!

If you have problems with water, then it is better to prioritize crops that you can provide the optimal amount of moisture. Small doses, distributed equally among all the plants in the garden, will not be beneficial.

Someone will say that water problems can be solved, they say, you can dig a well or drill a well. From my own experience, I know that during a particularly dry summer season, water can leave both the well and the well, so it has to be spent sparingly. Water must flow to the roots
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By wetting only the surface layer of the earth, we create only the appearance of irrigation. Since the roots of most garden plants tend deeper, then it is necessary to water in such a way as to deliver moisture to the roots. You can determine whether the roots have enough moisture by how well the ovary feels on garden crops. If the ovary falls off, then watering is not plentiful enough.

In the heat, do not water the plants with too cold water. Cold water in hot weather is stressful for any living organism, including plants!

Water is collected in containers that are placed in the shade. Before watering, be sure to check if the water is too hot, and if necessary, dilute it with cold. It is troublesome, of course, but the harvest must be saved. A few hours after abundant watering, the soil is mulched. If you do not have a suitable material for mulching, you can simply sprinkle the moist soil on dry soil.

Those who are familiar with dacha life, not only theoretically, know that the issue of watering should be looked at more broadly. There is not only a vegetable garden on the personal plot. It is often not recommended to water the same roses, and in the absence of mulch in the ground around the bushes, cracks form, into which no matter how much water you pour, all will go away, but there will be no benefit. To prevent this from happening, the next day after watering, the soil in the hole must be loosened. If you did not do this on time, then moisten the soil (as much as possible) before watering, wait for half an hour and only after that start watering.

In general, it is necessary to loosen the soil after each watering, since the crust formed after drying prevents air from reaching the roots. Arriving at the dacha only on weekends, this recommendation is almost impossible to fulfill, so there is only one way out - mulch.

So here are some helpful tips for watering in the heat:

  • ice water cannot be used for irrigation
  • watering should be full, that is, abundant
  • after watering, the soil must either be loosened or mulched.


The advantages of the trellis in comparison with other types of supports:

  1. shoots are evenly distributed in space and are well illuminated by the sun
  2. the leaves synthesize more organic substances, as a result of which fruiting increases, the ripening of berries is accelerated, their quality increases, annual shoots ripen well
  3. bushes are better ventilated, due to which they are less affected by fungal diseases, more favorable conditions for pollination are created
  4. easier shelter of bushes for the winter
  5. it becomes possible to mechanize work on the care of grape plantations and harvesting.


Is it possible to use water from a well for watering a garden in spring and how to water in a heat

Not all gardeners and gardeners are lucky enough to have constant access to running water. My garden plot is located a few kilometers from the river and we water it with tap water, which is served to us twice a week, strictly according to the schedule, strictly within the allotted time from this very river.

It is not clear to me how and by whom these schedules are drawn up and why it is necessary to limit the water supply. I will not use more moisture than my plants require, even if water is present around the clock. I just don't need it anymore.

If the water supply is carried out daily, then the water consumption will be extended in time and people in their hard work will have a moment of choice, and the load on the main water supply will not be so severe. We are even willing to pay more. Why restrictions?

Our watering hours fall at the time when the sun begins to bake at full power - from 2 pm to 7 pm only two days a week. On a sunny summer day to begin watering in the midst of the heat - this is not the best time, but we water, we have no choice. This is difficult, first of all, for people, especially since gardeners, for the most part, are no longer young people.

How do garden plants react to watering in the heat? Oddly enough, normal. The main thing is not to turn on any sprinklers, sprinklers and sprinklers, so that large drops do not form on the leaves, which can act as lenses and burn foliage and flowers.

Watering during the heat cannot be postponed until evening if your plants are desperate to tell you about the lack of moisture with their drooping leaves. It's like people. You will not refuse a thirsty person in a glass of water, because it is too hot outside ?!

Even if it seems to you that the ground is hot, and the water is too cold, then you need to water. This does not apply to thermophilic cucumbers, zucchini, melons, watermelons, peppers. They need water at ambient temperature or even a little higher and it is best in the morning hours, otherwise illness is possible. But in the heat, with drooping foliage, even cucumbers should be watered under the legs.

Tomatoes, eggplants, herbs, garlic, cabbage - all these crops will not notice the difference in water temperature if they are already adult plants. We do not water seedlings with cold water, but Batun loves watering with cold water, extremely cold, right from the well.

There is still a burning question about watering from a well ... Is it possible to irrigate with water that has a temperature of about 10 degrees?

I water the garden in early spring with well water. Until horticulture is connected to the mains, in our climate you can lose both conifers and roses. Before the start of sap flow, you need to shed all fruit and berry bushes, especially if charging watering was not done in the fall. Well water is fine for this.

All perennials that have wintered in the ground can be watered with well water in early spring. The temperature of the water from the well and the temperature of the soil in the root zone will not have a catastrophic difference, it is positive.

I must make a reservation that such an extremely early watering is needed in those regions in which spring drying is more terrible than damping. In my area there are winds and a scorching sun in the forest-steppe. For my plants, spring should start with watering, although there is a lot of snow.

I wrote here about how to open conifers and roses in spring to avoid drying out.

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