One thing everything living thing on the planet needs is water. This includes your garden. Cathy Isom lets you know how often you should be watering your plants. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
You should be watering your garden once a week, or one to two inches per week. When you have larger plants, it’s a good idea to water them once per week but come back by later in the week and stick your finger in the soil next to the plant.
If the soil is dry, you’ll need to water the plant. This same rule applies when you have plants being newly planted in your garden bed.
Also, there are some plants (such as strawberries) which have shallow root systems. These plants will require more water because they can’t develop deeper roots. It is a good idea to be aware of your plants at all times. The different stages they go through will add different watering specifications throughout the season.
If you don’t water your garden properly, you won’t receive a full harvest. When deciding what to plant in your garden, it is important to do research before planting. You’ll especially want to know when or if any of the plants will have higher water requirements. It is essential to know your plants because if you fail to meet those added requirements, your hard labor will be in vain. If you live in a location which has brutally hot summers, you should consider watering more frequently during these time periods. The best time to water is in the early morning right as the day breaks and the temperature still low so there’s no evaporation.
I’m Cathy Isom…