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Plant first aid during a heat wave

12 years ago

Hi All,

Hope everyone is doing fine in this really bad heat wave. Please take in as much water as needed and to keep cool.

This heat has been burning my plants - the hostas and astilbes are now showing signs of distress. The best thing to do is to keep your plants well watered. Don't water the leaves, but water the roots. Sometimes water on the leaves can act as lenses and cause burns. For as long as the roots are alive, the plant will survive albeit looks horrible. Just like in winter, we mulch the roots but the plant's top will suffer.

I prefer to water in the evening when the sun is less intense.


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