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Re: Cooling plants with mist?

I've read articles that back this up. I recall seeing photos of a wraparound porch with the misters installed in some very hot part of the country. The cooling mist worked well they said. If it worked for people. I'm sure your plants would appreciate it.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:32 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Cooling plants with mist?

Have any of you out there tried using misters to lower temperatures around
your house or plants?

I'm looking at misters that produce tiny water droplets (like 10 microns
or so) -- the principle behind them is that the evaporate almost instantly,
carrying away the heat. Supposedly they can lower the temperature in an
area by as much as 20 degrees, and they evaporate quickly enough that
water never reaches plants or people. It's kind of the same principle as
a swamp cooler.

I'm thinking of setting some up over the plants that aren't as happy
in hot weather, like hosta. Do you think it would help in this hot


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