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Hydretain for Moisture Retention and a Giveaway!

The summer months are the most dangerous ones for our beloved plants. Soil and air temperatures in the Southwest soar to dangerous levels between the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Soil dries out with astonishing swiftness.

Summer is also when we want find some nice shade and stay there. Sometimes that means we lose track of the water moisture available, especially in our garden containers. That’s when disaster can strike. There are few things more depressing to gardeners than to glance outside and see limp plants near death in our otherwise carefully tended pots. And yes, I’m speaking from experience.

This diagram shows the three main influences on how much water is in the soil. Hydretain captures water vapor that would otherwise quickly lost during hot weather.

That’s why I was very interested to learn about Hydretain, a new product developed to counteract loss of moisture in the soil. This soil additive clusters around rootlets and captures water vapor, helping the tiny roots absorb the moisture.

Hydretain is sold in two forms: a granular substance that can be easily be added to soil when you are planting and a liquid that can be applied to existing beds and containers. Both forms are effective about 3 months so one application early in June should get you through the summer months.

Enter our giveaway below to Win!

We’re Giving Away Hydretain to Help Keep Plants Moist

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The summer months are the most dangerous ones for our beloved plants. Soil and air temperatures in the Southwest soar to dangerous levels between the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Soil dries out with astonishing swiftness. Hydretain is a moisture retention product that clusters around plant rootlets and captures water vapor trying to reach the atmosphere. It's made from food-grade ingredients and natural plant extracts to cut watering in the garden. We're giving away a 3-pound bag of Hydretain granules to two lucky winners. Just click the button to enter.

This contest is no longer accepting entries.

 

Ann McCormick, Southwest Gardening contributor

 

If you enjoy herbs and organic gardening, you’ll want to meet Ann McCormick, the Herb ‘n Cowgirl. A life-long gardener, she has devoted her time for the last 20 years to writing and speaking about her favorite subject. The Herb ‘n Cowgirl also shares her love of herbs and her gardening techniques as a speaker and media guest. She lives in Fort Worth, TX with her husband of 37 years and an assortment of dogs. To find out more about the Herb ‘n Cowgirl visit her at www.herbncowgirl.com.

 

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3 comments on “Hydretain for Moisture Retention and a Giveaway!

  1. Debra Susan Wiggins

    Love to use for pots when out of town, so my plants don’t wither and die

  2. Patricia M Phillips

    I grow most of my fruit trees in large containers. Would love to try this product.

  3. PAT RUNCIE

    Would love to win this as I have a lot of herbs in pots!

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