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Q.Is It Safe To Spray The Leaves Of Very Small Plants With Water And Leave Them In The Sunshine All Day?

Zone Bristol, United Kingdom | Anonymous added on April 19, 2021 | Answered

We have some small vegetable plants that we sprayed with water one morning and they were in the sunshine all day afterwards. Some of the leaves got yellow spots afterwards and have since pretty much died. There is contrasting information online about spraying plants in the sunshien though. What would you recommend?

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Answered on April 21, 2021

Overhead watering could possibly cause a problem, especially if the water sits on them and does not evaporate. I doubt that one overhead watering caused this, but it's a better practice to water plants at ground level. Especially when they're small, it's the roots that need water. I don't know what kinds of plants these are or their environmental conditions, so it's impossible to be sure. Here's an article that may apply:

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