Frances S
Frances S
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  • Brooksville, FL
Asked on May 27, 2012

how to do..water plants.

Douglas HuntFrances SDee W
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What can you tell me about planting water plants in small area..does it need to be arriated????
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  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 28, 2012

    What type of plants are you trying to water, Frances? The size of the area really doesn't matter. In general, what is best for plants is that they get a good, deep watering rather frequent light sprinklings. That water could come from a well, your city water source or a rain barrel. If you have any concerns about it, your local Cooperative Extension office can probably do a simple water test for you.

  • Frances S
    on May 29, 2012

    Sorry, didn't make myself clear..i mean the kind of water plants that you find in fish ponds...water lilies..etc...is a pump needed ?? or can i just set these plants in the water..and they will grow that way...thanks for answering... frances..

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 29, 2012

    You can just grow some plants in a water bowl. You may have to use mosquito dunks if the water isn't recirculating or you don't have fish to eat them.

  • Dee W
    on May 29, 2012

    This is interesting-I am in the North, if I did do this would the plants survive being brought indoors for the winter?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 29, 2012

    I have a friend who in Massachusetts who brings his papyrus plant indoors for the winter then takes it back out each spring. You need a sunny indoor spot.

  • Frances S
    on May 30, 2012

    WHERE DO I GET "MOSQUITO DUNKS"....NEVER HEARD OF THEM.... THANKS..

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 30, 2012

    Your local hardware store or garden center should have them. If they don't, I'm sure you can get them online. They work, and won't harm birds or other creatures that benefit from the water.

  • Frances S
    on Jun 1, 2012

    THANK YOU..YOU'VE BEEN VERY HELPFUL..FRANCES..

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 1, 2012

    You're most welcome, Frances. Good luck with your project.

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