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jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 465
I've noticed that the last couple of days have had very high humidity whilst remaining very hot.  Overnight temperatures of about 13/14 C but daytimes hitting 28 C … in the morning my (long-ish) grass is soaked with autumnal dew and the soil seems to be retaining moisture, a few mushrooms have even popped up.

Does anybody on here know whether the plants suffer the drought less with this humidity than if it was dry air?  

I am watering a lot but it does feel as if the soil a few inches down is more than slightly moist ...

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,459
    I would imagine so, although I don't know the science behind it. If there's humidity in the air then I presume the leaves are soaking it in?
  • ChrisWMChrisWM West Berkshire Posts: 212
    Same here, for the last two days at least. 
    If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,327
    I think it may depend on the plant. The ones that originate in humid climates love it but those from dry climates may develop mould.
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