Sunday, August 25, 2013

Keeping plants hydrated

 The tomatoes are beginning to ripen and I resist harvesting until they are very ripe. I want to savour the taste of organic tomatoes ripened on the vine instead of in the stores. I hope the birds don't beat me to it!

We'll be away on family vacation for a week and I don't want to return home to find my tomato plants dead. It's been exceptionally hot lately with no rain, so I've set up a simple irrigation system using the wick method to keep the plants hydrated when I'm on holiday. I use strips of microfibre cloth as it absorbs more water than other fabrics. I can't possibly do this to all my plants, so for now only the tomatoes will receive the special treatment.

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