As this year has been so dry, it's especially important to have a watering plan in place. Not watering frequently enough or watering at the wrong time of day can negatively impact your garden experience. To make the most of a dry season consider a few things for your watering schedule:
- Watering in the morning gives plants the necessary moisture to make it through a hot day
- Soil should be completely saturated
- Providing a base for pots can help them hold onto moisture. Old plates or plastic containers work great! Just place them underneath so water doesn't run straight through the pot.
- Newly sowed seeds or freshly planted seedlings will need extra hydration
- Watering with fertilizer should be done in the morning or night. Fertilizing in the hottest part of the day can burn plants!
- Plants still need water on overcast days, and it's super important! Dry overcast days are a great time for plants to recover from really hot, dry weather, and giving them enough water is crucial
- Vegetables require a LOT of water, and twice a day may be a good idea when it's very hot.
The Garden Team
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