HOW EXACTLY TO Grow Plants In Hot Weather And Dry Regions
Most of us would try and plant our plants when the weather is cooler, wetter, and generally convenient to be out in the elements. Through the hot sun work in the garden can be very intensive, hot and backbreaking! In some parts of Australia however, gardeners might not have a choice but to plant during hot weather. Their climates simply don't get much cooler, or if it is cooler it could be too dry. Often also, when it is cooler, nights may be too cold for plants to settle in well.
Fortunately many plants can successfully thrive, even when planted during hot weather, once you take some simple precaution when you plant them. hot weather plants will need to consider is water. Water could be lacking naturally in the soil already, being truly a hot, possibly desert type area, in fact it is crucial to water adequately.
You need to begin by digging your planting hole to the correct size, nice and big with some organic matter and fertile soil to include back into it. You then need to fill the hole with water. This is a good idea in any climate, but absolutely crucial if your climate is hot and dry! For anyone who is putting the same soil back the hole, be sure you water this a bit as well which means you aren't putting bone dry soil back into the planting hole.
To make the water go further, you can consider adding soil amending elements to your planting hole. Peat Moss and Coco Peat, or other similar things, hold water well and would release it slowly to the roots of the plants. You could add some water saving granules or water crystals to save lots of additional water. Add some of one's new soil mixture to the planting hole.
Make sure your plant is also water well before you place it in the hole. Water it well in the pot it really is currently in, or, if it has trouble taking up water, place the whole plant, pot and all, in a bucket of water and allow it soak. After the soil of the plant is nice and wet, put the plant with root ball into the hole. Keep watering the hole so it stays nice and wet.
Back-fill the hole evenly around the plants' root ball. If the water is draining away quickly, keep adding water when you backfill. If the water is forming a pool, reduce the flow of water so that it doesn't run out of the hole. After you have fully filled up the hole, compress the soil around the plant so it's nice and steady and cannot move. Movement would break off newly grown roots and stops proper settling in of the plant.
Water the plant in the hole well, and form a well around the plant by building a small wall round the hole. The wall will keep the water you give the plant where it's needed; right above the root ball. It also provides water a chance to soak in to the right spot with no wasteful run off. Fertiliser will also be sent to the roots of the plant without waste.