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Old 02-07-2021, 07:09 PM
 
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Im leaving my El Paso home from Feb 13-26. Its just starting to get warmer here - high 60's - mid 40s at night. I havent started watering my Figs- Pomegranates - YET. Do I start now and let them go cold turkey for two weeks - or do I just wait till I return and then start my spring watering. Remember El Paso is a dry place.

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Old 02-07-2021, 08:15 PM
 
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Are they established or newly planted.
? Figs & Pomegranates are very drought tolerant once established. I'd just water them well before leaving & start watering routine when you get back.
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Old 02-07-2021, 09:10 PM
 
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a year or so old
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:42 PM
 
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Established if they got through the hot summer last year...just water well before leaving and start normal routine when you get back.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:44 AM
 
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Thank you - I will do that.
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Old 02-12-2021, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Im leaving my El Paso home from Feb 13-26. Its just starting to get warmer here - high 60's - mid 40s at night. I havent started watering my Figs- Pomegranates - YET. Do I start now and let them go cold turkey for two weeks - or do I just wait till I return and then start my spring watering. Remember El Paso is a dry place.

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Your lows will be in the 20s Sunday night. 30s Monday night. High temps staying under 55F for 5 days after tomorrow.

While no good rains in your forecast next 2 weeks I don't think you'll need to water. You can give a good watering today and you'll be fine IMO. You should be more concerned about the hard freeze coming instead. Have a friend or neighbor protect the plants maybe

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...5#.YCZ2hehKhPY
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Old 02-21-2021, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Curious what happened to your landscape when you get back in a few days. Hopefully no damage from the freeze and cold temps
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Old 02-21-2021, 09:16 AM
 
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Plants will tell you when they need water. Look at leaves. If they start cupping, they need water.
Also, if you can, water very early am, when soil is cold. If you water late afternoon, lots of your water will evaporate due to hot soil.
Maybe add mulch beds around trees? They keep soil underneath moist and cool.
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Old Today, 04:45 PM
 
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I watered once before I left but while I was gone Texas had a huge freeze. Nothing had shown buds yet but I cant ascertain - what the watering did -if anything.
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Old Today, 08:49 PM
 
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I watered once before I left but while I was gone Texas had a huge freeze. Nothing had shown buds yet but I cant ascertain - what the watering did -if anything.
If nothing else the water would have helped to insulate the feeder roots from freezing so it's a really good thing you watered them before you left. Hopefully they have all survived that awful winter storm in Texas. That freeze really was one for the history books.

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