July 5, 2011

Tomato Tuesday: Watering with Ice Cubes

It's July! The sun is out and it is hot!

If you are like me, your garden (ahem, and blog) may be a little neglected this month.  It's a busy time of year with picnics, weddings, and outdoor fun! 

I came home to some wilted tomato plants this weekend and realized I needed to water. Luckily, they will forgive me once or twice. But what can you do if it's going to be a "hot one" and you are going to be gone, or don't have time to water in the morning?

Try placing a handful of ice cubes around the base of your tomato plant. 

The ice will (hopefully) melt slowly, which will give the roots a gradual supply. This is a perfect solution for tomato hanging baskets that dry out quickly. 

Make sure you don't use your mint ice cubes though!
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