Rehydrating Wilted Leaves
An internet aquaintaince made a comment that, plants bouncing back after wilting in the hot sun indicates, that there is sufficient soil moisture present. It's just that the roots are unable to keep up with the heavy demand placed on them during that period. We all know the example of Hydrangeas wilting in the afternoon, but they are just fine by evening.
This year it seems there's stress on everything in the garden and I have been misting the wilted foliage, with a water hose until turgor is restored.
I wonder if this practice is helping develop a better root system, because the leaves will have the energy to continue its job as the food producer.
What does everyone here think about that idea? Does it make sense or not? :)