Plants Must Have Sunlight

Sep 10, 2012

           A plant cannot grow without sunlight. Certain plants need more sunlight than others, but overall, plants need sunlight no matter their species. Many plants need the right balance of plants with sunshine, especially fledgling plants that are growing. It is necessary to know your plant and how much sunlight it needs. Factors such as location and the best time to water them while the sun is out are essential things to consider. If unsure how much sunlight your plant needs, do some thorough research or stop by your local plant center to find out good bits of information.

There are also ways to use sunlight to your advantage, such as trapping in the heat that sunlight provides by using mulch and adding remarkable domes and screens to trap in heat. That is especially great for plants that thrive in humid temperatures. When growing any plant or vegetable, direct sunlight is always a critical factor in producing healthy plants. Sunlight heats the soil, which provides a fertile atmosphere for plants to grow. If having any plant problems, check the soil temperature. You can do so by using a regular thermometer and sticking it to the ground. You can also hang an outside garden thermometer to get a sense of the outside temperature. There are garden thermometers that will go great with any garden, and they will be a great help in knowing the exact temperature to start growing plants. Usually, plants will grow in the soil at least 65 degrees but always research or check with a professional first.

If growing plants indoors, sunlight is always a key factor as well. Place indoor plants by window sills so they can get plenty of sunshine. Plants that are growing in pots also need plenty of sunlight to keep growing. Sunlight gives off vitamins such as A & D, which is the primary reason why plants need the sun to grow. Just like humans, plants also will not survive without sunshine. However, there is such a thing as too much sunlight, especially for weaker plants and plants starting to grow. The harsh sunlight can burn or wilt growing plants because of their fragile nature. Adult plants also need to be looked after to prevent wilting and yellow leaves. If you notice yellow or droopy leaves, then you may be exposing your plant to too much sunshine. Move your plant to a more shaded area, and for garden plants, place a protective screen or some other form of shading to shield your plants from excessive sunlight.

Black Cohosh is a plant that needs sunlight and is easy to grow.