Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Heat and wind is a combo for leaf wilt

So today is the first real day of wind for us over here on the West side of Arizona. I woke up to the sound of our bamboo wind chimes hitting rather harder than usual. Monsoons? Maybe soon....

Take a look at what 110 degree heat combined with 10-12mph off & on winds can do to a lovely habanero pepper plant. This is normal for Arizona. If your plant is looking good in the early morning hours and only looks wilted like this during hot part of the day, then your fine. This is a natural protection and water conservation technique that leaves will do when things get hot and windy like this.

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