Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Pesticide use?
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 10:32 pm

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:55 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:51 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:46 pm

» 15 bean soup mix - can the beans be used for planting?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:31 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:16 pm

» Newbie in North Carolina!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:24 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:57 pm

» Recommendations for balcony plants
by susan35332 Yesterday at 2:49 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 1:20 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 12:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» New Green House
by Hoggar Yesterday at 12:28 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:40 am

» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:19 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:23 am

» Bug Identification
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 9:17 am

» Coconut Coir
by Jenex Yesterday at 7:58 am

» Hail Damage (Pics) - Am I in Trouble?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:44 am

» table identity
by llama momma Yesterday at 7:34 am

» update pics
by llama momma Yesterday at 7:29 am

» Pea blight
by cyclonegardener 6/26/2017, 11:38 pm

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell 6/26/2017, 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals 6/26/2017, 1:13 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal 6/26/2017, 12:15 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by Judy McConnell 6/26/2017, 8:30 am

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by AtlantaMarie 6/26/2017, 8:10 am

» Baby Food
by sanderson 6/26/2017, 4:56 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Wilting Plants

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Wilting Plants

Post  Pam Hazelwood on 7/18/2011, 10:18 pm

It's been so hot in Tennessee, I just cannot keep my plants from wilting. I'm watering every day and sometimes twice a day. I'm wondering if I need to put more MM in, or if it's just too hot for the MM to hold the water. This week it's supposed to be in the upper 90's and we haven't had rain in two weeks. ARGH!

Pam Hazelwood

Posts : 56
Join date : 2011-03-21
Location : Franklin, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wilting Plants

Post  camprn on 7/18/2011, 10:32 pm

I would add some mulching material and not more Mel's mix. Can you get a hold of some straw (not hay, which has seeds), or shredded bark or do you have some homemade compost that you can use?
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Wilting Plants

Post  camprn on 7/18/2011, 11:06 pm

@camprn wrote:I would add some mulching material and not more Mel's mix. Can you get a hold of some straw (not hay, which has seeds), or shredded bark or do you have some homemade compost that you can use?
I forgot to add a link http://www.savvygardener.com/Features/mulch.html
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Wilting Plants

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 7/18/2011, 11:31 pm

While mulching will definitely help, I still believe there are weather extremes that even mulch can't save. Wilting is a plant's way of conserving what water it can. Plants lose moisture through their leaves, too. So, you can have moist soils, but if the weather is hot enough, the plant may still be losing water faster than it can take it up....therefore show wilting signs. It doesn't necessarily mean "add more water please." It can mean the plant is solely under stress. But, again, mulching definitely helps.

I would do whatever you can, but also realize you can't alleviate all of the stress of 100° heat.
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wilting Plants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum