Riego en las plantas trepadoras

Watering climbers (II)

We will continue referring to irrigation needed by climbing plants.

In the case of a young climbing plant that we want to grow rapidly, the risks must be frequent, at least during the first two years. Let's keep in mind that at this stage irrigation and fertilizer help accelerate growth.

After two or three years the irrigation should be significantly reduced, even reaching zero. Remember that climbing plants already established on earth can easily survive with rainwater.

When temperatures rise suddenly it must be watered without fail. During the winter season the deciduous climbers will be peeling the leaves and will not require any irrigation input. If they are in a pot, something should be watered so that the roots do not dry out, but very little water should be used.

The ideal is to water well early in the morning or at sunset, you should never water during the hottest hours of the day because the evaporation is greater and the plant does not absorb it the same.

When watering using a hose or shower you must be careful, it is preferable that the watering is continuously with small amounts. In addition the spaced irrigation helps to develop powerful roots in depth.

To water the climbing plants that are in pots you must follow some tips:
A common mistake is to water excessively, this causes the roots to rot. Remember that it is always better to have moist and not soaked soil.

When there is an excess of water the leaves turn yellow and fall off. The method to know if your plant needs water is to push your fingers into the ground and see if it is wet.

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