2L bottles for heat

byron(4a/5b NH)July 8, 2002

This year it has been cold and overcast and rain most of the spring.

I took some 2L soda bottles filled them with water and

laid them at the base of some plants.

The plants that I used the 2L bottles are 8 to 10" taller

than the ones without.

Wish I had more bottles.


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Do you have an extra section of garden hose? And a way to seal the ends such as several unused spray heads? Fill the hose with water and cap the ends. (Cap one end, fill hose and then cap the other end.) Lay along side the plants. It will provide additional warmth during the day. I have done this to get young plants up and growing in the spring.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2002 at 8:58PM
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marshallz10(z9-10 CA)

Time for some floating row cover plus water containers. If the weather has been that bad, I might even suggest clear or slightly opaque "awnings" or "umbrellas" over the plants for additional heat and reduced wetting with cold rains.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2002 at 10:06PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

When I was gardening in the high desert with lots of growing degree days but cold nights I switched from wall-o-water to 2 liter bottles. I found the bottles easier to handle and were free from the 7-11 dumpster.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2002 at 2:14PM
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