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    Best time to water outdoor plants.

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    oceanna

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    Best time to water outdoor plants.

    Post by oceanna on Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:43 pm

    Most outdoor plants prefer to be watered early in the day...before the sun gets hot. It is best to avoid leaving big droplets on the foliage itself because the water droplets can act as a magnifying glass when the sun shines through it..and can leave dark spots on the leaves....but put water down on the ground around the base of the plant. A gentle spritz on the leaves will perk them up without leaving droplets. Another shot towards evening is fine also...but try not to get the foliage wet in the evening...as it stays wet during the night and can lead to mold and mildew issues. Ideally, the thing to remember is to put the water where it is needed....i.e. the root area.

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    Re: Best time to water outdoor plants.

    Post by islandgrl on Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:38 pm

    good advice Oceanna. I prefer to water in the evening but give the plants enough time to dry off before the sun sets.
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    Re: Best time to water outdoor plants.

    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:31 am

    I agree with Oceanna not to get the foliage wet if possible. If I can get up early enough I prefer to water in the morning. Usually around 4 pm the garden has areas of shade so that is also a time to water. This way, and as IG states, the plants have time to dry their leaves before dark.

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