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Re: watering hosta gardens with irrigation system?

  • Subject: Re: watering hosta gardens with irrigation system?
  • From: butch ragland wilddog_202@yahoo.com
  • Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 15:08:50 -0700 (PDT)

The higher the humidity the less cooling will occur.
Get a cheap mister like those used for individuals
around a pool. I payed .99 at Wal-Mart at the end of
the season marked down. Reg price I think was 5.99,
regardless call a pool supply company and check e-bay.
You can set up your own experiment, keep records of
temp in and out of mist and compare to temp v.
hunidity. Won't be hard!
Keep us posted?

--- "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>

> > One I found that hosta cannot get to much water.
> > Two when I put hosta under mist they did not
> suffer
> > the normal late season burning.
> > 
> > I believe it would require the expertise of
> companies
> > who work with greenhouse growers who use mist
> > extensively. This should not cost any more and the
> > experiences of those who have had irrigation
> systems
> > will attest, these companies only understand
> watering
> > golf courses. Not the complicated gardens we enjoy
> > while greenhouse watering systems require many
> > different approaches.
> Hi Butch, 
>    Can you tell me where you're located at?  I'm in
> East Central 
>    Illinois and have considered cooling misters for
> my hosta tables
>    as well.  
>    I'm concerned that being in such a humid climate
> (with humidity
>    often around 67 to 80%), the evaporative cooling
> qualities of
>    these fine misters won't be effective and will
> just make everything
>    wet.
>    I mailed dripworksusa.com a few months ago, but
> never received a
>    response.
>    Has anyone in a humid climate represented on this
> list had
>    experiences with superfine mist for plant
> cooling?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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