English guy is totally shocked - Behold the power of the sun!

Alright, alright, well I haven't lived there for many years but still I am so shocked at the power of the Mexican sun!

I am used to growing in various European countries especially in south Spain but its now 18.30 and the sun is still burning! and we are only just entering April. We had a lot of smoke around yesterday morning, the whole area was covered in a haze, and right now a mountainside was burning not far away. I took the drone out and tried to upload the footage but its a 4k camera and the internet I use don't allow me to upload big vids sadly.

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I was up early today to go finalize a deal to start buying 264 hectares of land in Mexico, but the seller has been in hospital with a stomach infection so it was cancelled today. By the time I got back it was 10.30am and I got distracted online. I saw that I needed to repot more plants so I got to it!

There were some beans and a few melons that needed new pots for themselves instead of sharing.

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The cucumbers have got leaves now and are in their cups, so far the soil that was made is not too bad, just needs perlite stones.

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As I looked up after repotting, I noticed one plant was flopped over, and then I saw another, and another! I didn't realize the time, and the sun was high, frying the newly transplanted plants! I had to rush and get everything inside and to keep the door open so things don't cook in the greenhouse room.

...fresh planted things do this in direct sunlight!

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Event the corn got roasted, even though it wasn't freshly planted and loves sunlight - the roots were exposed enough to get to hot and it flopped

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These plants get baths more than I do! There was no other way to save them, they all needed re-watering already just a few hours later

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It took a while and they soaked up 5 liters of water! I just wet the tops to keep the soil moist, but for root growth, feeding from the bottom is always best.

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I need to do some more planning for Skogen Bosque

Have a great day! Big Love & Abundance,

@movingman



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Similar to the sun in Australia I would say.

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Im guessing so! We have rainy season starting in May someone said, then it would be cloudy at the hot part of the day and watering plants instead of frying them hahha!

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I hope your cucumber will survive and I can't wait to see them bear fruits.

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The beauty of nature 🥰
@movingman I must say, you are doing a good job here.
This reminds me of my grandma in her garden cultivating the seeds in its nursery

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Yeah, it would be a shame to lose the plants from overheating and have to start over.

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Yeah man, it is really hot mid day into the eve. We have just completed the switchover of all of our irrigation lines to automatic timers which run at night. This is saving us a ton of time and is much better for the plants!

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Ah nice! I just had to go to town to a place with internet hahah just to carry on with the contruction plans as our internet is so shite

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