Measuring a plant’s water use and understanding how plants use and conserve water in different climates can help calculate which plants are under heat stress on both a global scale and in your own garden.
Alastair Culham, Associate Professor of Botany at the University of Reading, recently wrote a piece for The Conversation examining various optimal watering methods to ensure that garden flowers and vegetables thrive even with the recent record-breaking summer temperatures sweeping the globe as of late.
“All living things need water to allow chemical reactions in their cells that provide energy for growth,” Culham wrote. “Plants also need water to carry nutrients from the soil to the growing cells.”
Keeping gardens healthy and thriving takes more than just watering plants on a daily basis.
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