Thanks for the info Steve
Originally Posted by Steve Booth
Humidity is little to none unless it rains like it did on Wednesday. Ill be testing a few things out this weekend to check general temperatures with different planters at specific spots in the backyard.
Experiment so far...by noon, right before the sun moves behind the house and the planters get shade...these are soil temperatures
Recycled Plastic Pot(6") - 102.2F
Plastic Rectangle Planter(12" long by 6" wide) - 103.3F
Terra Cotta Pot(6") - 98F
Terra Cotta Pot(6") inside a Terra Cotta Pot(8") - 92F
They are on a concrete slab that is creating some ambient heat so if I place them on the dirt the temps will probably be a little lower, or if they were on shelving they would probably be a little lower.
Are the terracotta pots porus? If not the pot in pot with sphagnum or wicking material standing in a tray of water wont work so well as it should, did you stand them in a tray of water or just on the slabs as you say above?
They were in a tray of water.
They stayed wet all day, the tray did dry out by 5pm.