Care of plants during the holidays
Mar 20, 2018
The biggest problem in indoor floriculture is your summer vacation and departure from the city. Indoor plants require systematic care and regular watering, especially in the summer. In the tissues of most plants contains more than 80% of water. In hot summer time, water from plants quickly evaporates, and they begin to wilt.
The need for individual plants in water, depending on their species composition, is very different. The degree of drying of the soil in the pot depends on the ambient temperature, light, season, phase of growth and development of plants.
The easiest way is your absence to carry tea, laurel noble, figs, laurel cherry, some citrus and ornamental crops.
For the time of your absence, we recommend that you find an assistant who could at least a day water the plants and monitor their condition. At the same time, we want to tell you a few ways that will help preserve plants even in the hottest weather, when you leave home for 1 or 2 weeks.
♦ First of all, 5 to 7 days before departure, check to see if the plants are affected by pests and diseases. Treat diseased plants with appropriate drugs.
♦ Remove from the plant all dried and diseased shoots and leaves, as well as large buds and flowers.
♦ Close and partially curtain the doors and windows so that there are no drafts or sun in the room where the plants will remain, which will accelerate the drying of the soil.
♦ Place all large plants away from windows on the floor in metal or plastic utensils or some other container. Pour there gravel, perlite, vermiculite or expanded clay and pour water.
♦ For 2 - 3 weeks before departure, stop all kinds of feeding.
♦ For watering small and large plants, the capillary suction method( cord method) should be used. For this purpose, one end of a piece of fabric or wool cord is lowered into a container with water, and the other end into a pot substrate. It is best to make sure that the container with water is above the plants.
If you have a suburban plot of the plant, you can take it out and dig it into the soil with the pot. The surface of the soil should be densely covered with peat, sawdust or other organic matter.
In addition to the above described home methods of plant conservation in trade, there are special installations and devices that help plants to remain without irrigation for a long time.
If many fruit and ornamental plants, especially hard leaves, can be left to 1.5-2 weeks under appropriate conditions and devices, most vegetable plants - tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, cucumbers, greens - can not be left withoutattention to leave for any day. Therefore, if you have a garden at home, then you should not go on leave for a few days, not leaving someone who will look after the plants.