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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jul 21, 2015 3:06 AM CST
i want to know is watering plants also related to the tide wich is related to the forces from the moon wich has influence on the movement of liquids inside the stems?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 21, 2015 5:33 AM CST
I'm not sure I understand the question. I haven't heard of this before, although I've heard of planting according to moon phases. Usually we water morning or evening because it wastes less water from evaporation than watering when the sun is strong. Where fungal diseases are a potential issue then we'd water in the early morning to avoid having leaves wet at night as much as possible. But when it comes right down to it, you water plants whenever they need it Smiling
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 21, 2015 9:10 AM CST
I agree with Sue. The liquids moving inside the stems of plants go a lot faster than the moon phases change. Plants' needs for water are directly related to weather conditions more than anything else. The only thing I've ever heard of related to plants and the phase of the moon is seed planting, as Sue also said. I've never paid much attention to that either, and have not had seeds fail to germinate either.

So if you have a cloudy day that only gets to 25deg. C you will need to water less than a blazing sunny day that goes up to 32deg. C, right? But . . . if there is a lot of wind related to a weather front on the cloudy day, you might still need to water more because the leaves transpire more water on a windy day.

In winter here, we have big changes in the humidity levels although the temperatures are pretty steady, so when the humidity is low, I might water twice as much as when it is high. In summer here, it's pretty much a steam bath night and day but still, we do get cloudy days when less watering is indicated.
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jul 21, 2015 10:18 PM CST
sooby said:I'm not sure I understand the question. I haven't heard of this before, although I've heard of planting according to moon phases. Usually we water morning or evening because it wastes less water from evaporation than watering when the sun is strong. Where fungal diseases are a potential issue then we'd water in the early morning to avoid having leaves wet at night as much as possible. But when it comes right down to it, you water plants whenever they need it Smiling


thanks for your answer.i dont know where i heard it.
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jul 21, 2015 10:21 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:I agree with Sue. The liquids moving inside the stems of plants go a lot faster than the moon phases change. Plants' needs for water are directly related to weather conditions more than anything else. The only thing I've ever heard of related to plants and the phase of the moon is seed planting, as Sue also said. I've never paid much attention to that either, and have not had seeds fail to germinate either.

So if you have a cloudy day that only gets to 25deg. C you will need to water less than a blazing sunny day that goes up to 32deg. C, right? But . . . if there is a lot of wind related to a weather front on the cloudy day, you might still need to water more because the leaves transpire more water on a windy day.

In winter here, we have big changes in the humidity levels although the temperatures are pretty steady, so when the humidity is low, I might water twice as much as when it is high. In summer here, it's pretty much a steam bath night and day but still, we do get cloudy days when less watering is indicated.


thank you for your explanation.it sounds reasonable.i dont know where i heard that theory.....it sounded interesting..
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tarev
Jul 22, 2015 3:20 PM CST
I think I know what you mean David. Before farmers use the moon to determine which crops to plant. I saw this site, talks about using moon phases, I guess the timing when to plant them, not watering per se: http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/moon_planting.asp

Whether it works accurately, I don't know, but some farmers/growers use it.
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jul 23, 2015 3:00 AM CST
tarev said:I think I know what you mean David. Before farmers use the moon to determine which crops to plant. I saw this site, talks about using moon phases, I guess the timing when to plant them, not watering per se: http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/moon_planting.asp

Whether it works accurately, I don't know, but some farmers/growers use it.


thanks i will read the article

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