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Plant production

Plant production

Watering plants

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Why do plants need water?

Why do plants need water?

Water keeps plants upright and stops them wilting.

Plants also need water to make food and to carry nutrients through them.

Some plants need lots of water and others need very little.

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Watering methods

Watering methods

Most plants can be watered from a watering can, from above.

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Some need to be watered from below, by standing the pot in a water filled tray for a few minutes.

Some need to be watered from below, by standing the pot in a water filled tray for a few minutes.

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Capillary matting

Capillary matting

This is a material that absorbs water and stays moist.

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Capillary matting

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Misting Systems

Misting Systems

Misting systems produce water spraying droplets that are smaller than a human hair.

Millions of these tiny droplets hit the surrounding air, "flash evaporate", and quickly reduce temperatures 25 to 35 degrees.

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Underwatering plants

Underwatering plants

Underwatered plants wilt, have dry, yellow leaves and dry compost.

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Overwatering plants

Overwatering plants

If compost or soil is waterlogged, roots are starved of air.

Overwatered plants have soft, rotting or mouldy leaves and slimy compost.

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