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The best ways to water your plants, garden year-round | Tilling Times

 

Last updated 7/14/2021 at 12:27pm

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Lettuce

In light of the recent heat wave, let's talk about two things: Watering and year-round gardening.

Watering

Most plant growth takes place from May to September – when Mother Nature typically takes a break from raining. Vegetables need about an inch of water each week during the growing season.

Seeds and seedlings need moisture closer to the surface then mature plants, so water them more frequently. Once plants are established, less frequent, deep watering with dry periods between helps grow deep roots. Plants encouraged to root deeply are more drought tolerant and require less care than...



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