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These plants prefer dappled shade or some shade, particularly during the hottest part of the day in summer. Since you can't move them, apart from popping a sun shade of some sort over them, there's not much you can do apart from increasing water supplies. The brown leaves won't actually do much shading, but if you don't mind looking at them, then you might ...


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If backflow is a proper issue then the check valve may be your best option in that its sole purpose is to prevent the backflow of fluids in a system.


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You can go to a big box store and buy an automatic waterer for somewhere in the range of $20. I think I paid $30-something and got one that does two different settings for two different outs. They run on AA batteries. Then buy a drip irrigation line or a soaker hose (saw those for $5-10). Set it to come out and stay on, whatever schedule you want. Test it ...


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Measure moisture depth by getting a metal or wooden rod about 1/4 inches in diameter and pushing it gently into the moist soil. When you feel the resistance change or stop, try a few more times in a few other places to make sure it wasn't just a rock. Measure the distance you were able to push the rod before the resistance changed. That is your watering ...


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We have watered our tomatoes and runner beans with water from our dishwasher and washing machine, for the last 5 years. The results have been fantastic and no ill effects!


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Probably because it is - although this is a desert type plant, coping well with dry conditions, when its newly planted, it does need watering deeply at planting time, and probably 3 or 4 more times in summer. In a pot, its more likely its dried out than in the ground, where its got a nice mulch to keep moisture in. I'm assuming there are drainage holes in ...


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Just sharing a solution I got when I was experiencing your problem "My plants seem to get root rot almost as soon as I transplant them into a more permanent pot." Just check the water you are using and whether the light conditions are according to the nature of plant. Some plants are sensitive to hard water content. Try giving normal neutral water and ...


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The optimum time to water plants is in the morning, before any heat builds up - this gives time for the water to penetrate and be taken up so the plants are already well hydrated. Watering in noon day strong sun means you'll lose some to evaporation before it has much of a chance to help the plant. The next best time to water is the evening, after the heat ...



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