Hot Pots

Frederick Thorne via pbs
Mon, 27 Apr 2020 17:30:31 PDT
Jim, I lived in Live Oak/Yuba City, I used burlap wrapped around the pot.
When the days were 99/100 degrees, I would spray down the burlap and
would cool down the pots. I would do this twice a day, around noon and
again 4 pm.

On Mon, Apr 27, 2020, 5:05 PM Jim Barton via pbs <> wrote:

> Does anyone grow California native bulbs in 1 gallon black pot in the
> Central Valley of California? The growing medium in my pots is becoming
> much hotter than the native soil where many of my bulbs are planted. Last
> weekend I made a shade structure of ½" gray PVC pipe and shade cloth, in an
> attempt to keep the pots cooler. The heat seem to be drying out the stems
> before they finisher blooming. Any other ideas?
> Jim Barton
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