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Tip of the Week: Cool Those Pots

Posted on July 10 2017

Tip of the Week: Cool Those Pots
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we’re giving you tips on keeping your potted plants from overheating! Summertime sun can be a blessing and a curse, both for you and your plant.  While your flowers will love to catch some delicious rays, they can be prone to overheating, especially if left directly in the sunlight for too long.  Moving them out of the path of the sunlight may seem like the logical thing to do, but sometimes that isn’t enough to keep the heat out. You may be tempted to place a saucer filled with water at the bottom of your terracotta pot, but that will exacerbate root rot and mosquito breeding.   Instead, get some sand, and place it in a saucer at the bottom of the pot.  Then, sparingly pour some water on it to keep it cool, and you are good to go!  The sand will act as insulation for the water, which is the cooling agent, and it will keep you plants nice and cool for as long as the sand is damp.  Think of it as your flower’s very own air conditioner! For more tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Monday for our latest Tip of the Week!

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