Friday, April 24, 2009

Gardening tip of the week

I'm sure many Deerfield Diary readers grow flowers or vegetables in clay pots every summer. If you do, you know that in the heat of summer the plants have to be watered every day and sometimes twice a day if the temperature gets above 90 degrees. The potting soil dries out quickly as the heat extracts the water from the clay.

Solution: Before you put in the potting soil, line the pots with several layers of newspaper. This will cut down the water evaporation and your plants won't need watering as often.

If you don't have a newspaper, go to the store and buy one. Believe me, your newspaper needs the revenue.

1 comment:

  1. What a good idea! I'm going to do this on my next round of potting. Keaton likes to wear gardening gloves, dig in the dirt and water the sidewalk. The water hasn't made it from the can to the flowers yet, but she's getting closer.