Long Weekend...watering

ppmaryAugust 9, 2011

Will water Friday morning, not returning until Monday evening.

Need creative suggestions for a temporary setup to keep my plants hydrated...especially tomatoes.

Is there any one type of mulch that would do it?

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susan2010(6 Massachusetts)

Where are you, and what's the forecast? Any chance of rain? What medium are they potted in? At this time of year here, I stop watering my in ground tomatoes unless it's extraordinarily hot and dry. I'd be cutting back on watering container tomatoes now if I had any. So maybe it won't be a problem? Too many unknowns to be sure.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 10:54AM
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NYC area...eastern exposure, chance of showers. I have an overhang though.
Container's medium is 50/50 pro-mix and pine fines. Heirlooms are just ripening now.

I am going to see if I can get the terra-cotta spikes locally. Read that they worked for some.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 5:57PM
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Either a timer, or move them to the shade to conserve moisture.


    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 6:16PM
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susan2010(6 Massachusetts)

I bet they'll be fine. With a thorough watering before you leave and an overcast day or two, they should weather it. I would probably only worry if it were predicted to be very hot and dry. If your weather is like ours lately, the evenings cool down nicely. Have fun!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 9:36PM
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