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RE: Cooling plants with mist?

Lots of places have misters set up out here. It can really help. But it
works a lot better with low humidity, we can even notice that in our area -
if humidity gets up around 25% or so the evaporation doesn't happen very
fast and you end up feeling damp. I don't suppose your plants would mind
that though. If you have a lot of minerals in your water get a good filter,
those tiny nozzles clog up quickly. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Christopher P. Lindsey
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 11:33 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
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

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?


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