How Young Plants Can Survive the Early Spring Heat
13 April 2018 09:04
Gardening, chill out, heat damage, heat stress, plants
The early winter months of 2018 feel like they lasted a lifetime but finally, here we are in the dawn of spring. We can imagine many gardeners have already planted out their flowers, fruits and vegetables with great joy, after the unexpected snow and frost in late march which dragged out the winter season.
So it’s been a long wait, but the weather is finally set to look promising. With most of the country expecting to see above 20 degree Celsius temperatures next week! We know you’re excited but before the promised weather sets into your mind and clouds your judgement, you might want to consider the potential effect of heat shock on your young plants.
We know that plants need sunlight, however too exposure to sunshine and heat can cause damage to plants that is sometimes irreversible. Plants generally should not be exposed to sunshine and heat for extensive periods because damage will occur. With that in mind, extra precautions should be taken with young plants. These plants are especially sensitive because they lack the maturity to stand a strong fighting chance of enduring high temperatures.
Unpredictable British Weather
Coupled with the tendency for British weather to encounter sudden or drastic changes, this can cause quite some stress on your plants and you should be looking to protect your plants from next week and beyond. You should definitely try Chill Out.
Chill Out protects plants against sun and heat stress by encouraging the plant to focus on root growth. Enhanced root growth means your plant can put more energy into accessing nutrients that can potentially be lost whilst promoting the revival of plants from periods of stress.
So you can enjoy the weather with peace of mind that you don’t have to take any emergency precautions to save your plants after the damage is already done.
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