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Thread: How frequently should I water my Vegetable garden plants?

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    How frequently should I water my Vegetable garden plants?

    I've got all differnt types of Veggies and fruit. unsure what needs to be watered more. Corn, watermelon, tomatos, all kinds of peppers, zucchini, broccoli, radishes, sugar snap peas, strawberry's and cantaloupe.

    Any help would be great?
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 06:38 AM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    You should water your garden everyday.
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 07:09 AM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    Two times each day, better during the night or early hours.
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 07:10 AM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    Until they've created an excellent root system, they need to be watered a little more often than after they become established. Take a look at garden soil dig to see how deep it goes till the soil is moist....that how to tell when to water, generally plants requires daily or water two periods per day. It doesn't hurt the plants to dry out slightly however, if its too hot, they'll wilt. I sometimes use grass clippings around the bases of my little plants to maintain the moisture.

    Good luck with you garden!
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 05:26 PM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    Based upon hot it will get, you need to saturate the whole garden at least one time per week. And saturate it. Permit the sprinkler to operate for many hrs. Once saturated, allow the top inch of soil to totally dry out before you decide to water it again.

    The greater the foliage your plants have, the greater water they'll require. They'll also require more water when they're setting and creating their crop.

    Berries need extra water throughout fruit production don't go to crazy or mold may grow on them.Allow them to root where they wish...and dig them up early in the year and transplant to more rows.

    Water your garden early each morning, the leaves will dry out prior to the hot sun arriving. When its a particularly hot day, some extra water at dawn may also be useful.
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 05:44 PM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    The fundamental guideline would be to observe that the entire garden receives an inch of water each week. When it has rained a lot, you don't have to water them. I actualy water my vegetables by hand with 2 or 3 cups of water right on the soil of the plant. It's harder work, and i'm within the garden longer, than setting a sprinkler up, but all the water goes to the base of every plant. No water is wasted. I do not have to worry a lot concerning the leaves being in the water and molding or mildewing within the damp warmth that people have within the summer time. It is advisable to water each morning to ensure that the top of leaves and soil can dry before evening, that is usualy the time mold & mildew forms.

    Have fun with a garden!
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 05:52 PM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    I previously had channels between my rows of peas, celery, carrots, corn, and so forth, I began to care for the garden right after my father turned the earth over and make the manure for fertilizer. My rows have been straight due to the fact I made use of a piece of string with 2 post to create the elevated row twelve" in width. I watered each individual channel fully once every seven days, it would be watered pretty deeply. My property is Bell California in those times, the garden is in direct sun light, running southern to north. We supplied quite a few families food utilizing this type of gardening through the entire depression and with the world war years. The earth was in fact medium garden loam.
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 06:26 PM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    Water only for transplants for that 1st week in northeast Ohio...they will acquired adequate moisture in the earth to germinate & if rendered un-watered, will grow deep taproots to obtain water in the sub-soil...the greater you water early, the not too deep the plant's roots expand, & the greater you will have to water all season long. You only need to do this, only one time in 10 years would it be dry enough that you're going to require to water in mid-summer.
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 07:07 PM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    Melons, or fleshy, viney plants typically require more water than usual because they are depending on water. Your best choice is to purchase a soaker hose plus some garden staples to keep it low. This way you aren't wasting water having the sprinkler watering the leaves which could possibly cause powdery mildew especially about the melon and squash plants. Don't water at night as that provides the slugs and snails greater ability to move and eat your plants. I'd water a garden a minimum of every 2 days approximately depending on whether it hasn't rained. Also make certain you place stuff lower between plants and rows like hay or newspaper or mulch to be able to help to cut down on weeds.

    Otherwise have fun and relish the fruits of the labor!!
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 07:30 PM.

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    How often to water my Vegetables garden?

    We all have various kinds of watering needs. Tomato plants will require probably the most, but typically, you need to most likely water a garden about every second day unless of course it rains.
    Last edited by Cookie; May 9th, 2011 at 07:32 PM.

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