Irrigation in cold weather

Diane Whitehead
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:20:02 PST
I've just checked a hoophouse where I have some potted cyclamen and  
hellebore seedlings.  The pots that were moist are now frozen solid  
and the cyclamen leaves are drooping.  The pots with loose, drier  
compost are ok.  I can poke my finger into the compost.

I guess if this cold weather continues, I would have to think about  
watering the almost-dry ones, but they look fine, so I won't.

It is great having sunshine and brilliant stars, but I'm hoping the  
night time temperature gets above freezing soon.  That means clouds,  
of course.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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