Water droplets burning leaves

gardeningatc(5-6)June 18, 2007

You hear this a lot, that watering during the day can leave droplets that will act as magnifying lenses and burn the leaves. This really seems like an old wives tale. Does anyone know of any research that supports this?

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chuckr30(z5, GR-MI)

I have never heard of this. I usually water at night to reduce evaporation, but sometimes I water during the day. I think the focal point of the droplet is all wrong to actually burn the leaf.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2007 at 9:47AM
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