Do this in the early morning while drinking your tea or coffee. As long as your plants are well established, i.e. they have been growing all summer in their pots, do not be afraid of using the jet setting on your hose. Stand about three feet from the plants.
2. Potted Cactus/Succulents:
Depending on your home’s rain quantity, you will want to water your potted cacti this month. The best plan is to test the soil and see if it is damp. If it is, then wait until it dries out before watering. If it is dry now — go ahead and give it a soaking.
When you do water, give it a half strength dose of the same water soluble fertilizer you use on your other potted plants.
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Clint Smith is a teacher, writer, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University studying incarceration, education,… More