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Care for your Garden - Water Properly

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Title: Care for your Garden - Water Properly
Authors: McCall, Wade W.
Keywords: home gardening
water requirement
Issue Date: Jun 1986
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: McCall WW. 1986. Care for your garden – water properly. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 2 p. (General Home Garden Series; GHGS-036).
Series/Report no.: General Home Garden Series
Abstract: Water is essential for plant growth. It supplies the
hydrogen and oxygen needed for carbohydrate
formation in the plant. It also moves mineral nutrients
from the soil into the plant and then to the part
of the plant where they are needed. Water is necessary
for the transpiration process, which cools the
plant. In addition, water maintains the turgidity of
the plant and prevents drought stress.
Garden plants grow vigorously only when their
roots are supplied with adequate moisture. Although
roots should be kept moist, the soil around
them should not be too wet, because too much
water excludes oxygen that is vital for the proper
growth and function of the roots.
Pages/Duration: 2 pages
Appears in Collections:General Home Garden Series, 1973 - 1987

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