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A tip for gardeners...

Here is a tip for new and old gardeners.

When planting seeds, they need moisture and warmth.

When watering the new seeds and seedlings, use warm water.

Using cold water will make the plants stop growing.

Warm water encourages the plants to grow tricking them into thinking the weather is warmer than it is.

I have done this for years and it works like a charm.


Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • April 23 2017 04:06AM



Interesting on planting seeds care for them. We learn something new everyday.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

Too bad I did not know this when I was living on the East Coast, lucky for us, now it is not a problem we are faced with i.e.: cold weather:)Endre

p.s.: today was 92 degrees downtown LA:))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

That's a neat trick.  We are finally getting some warmer weather here in Sacramento.  I finally managed to plant 8 tomatoes yesterday.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Good morning William.  I have no green thumb.  I leave that for the boss, she's very good at it.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 1 year ago

Good morning William. This is a new one for me but it does make sense.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

I have not heard of this but yea, if the plants need to be so warm to grow why do we cool them  off.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 1 year ago

William Feela Great idea, I wish I had known that years ago.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Thanks for the tip, Bill. I have done that without knowing it helped.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

That same concept applies to the growing plants too.  Here in Hawaii, if you water your strawberries with very cold water you'll have good fruits even in the hotter climates.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 1 year ago

Is it time already to plant that banana tree, looking forward to seeing it grow this year again.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 1 year ago