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RE: Cooling plants with mist?

Received my Fine Gardening issue today...our Mr. Bush has another good
article...Mr. B., you must be cranking them out.

A review of "Trowel & Error:  Over 700 Tips, Remedies and Shortcuts for the
Gardener", includes a useful tip that might help plants from drying out in
the heat.  The author uses an intravenous bag from a medical supply store
to set up a portable drip-irration system to water and fertilize.  "She
fills the bag with warm water and a teaspoon of liquid fertilizer.  Then
she attaches a hose, inserts the tip into the soil, and adjusts the release
valve to a slow drip".  

> [Original Message]
> From: Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/15/2006 2:33:05 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
> 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 
> weather?
> Chris
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