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Consistent watering will help prepare your garden for the harvest | Tilling Times

 

Last updated 8/13/2021 at 11:01am

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September before harvesting.

Most plant growth takes place from May to September. Although we get plenty of rain during the winter, these months are quite dry and hot in our region. Vegetable gardens need about an inch of water each week during the growing season. If rainfall is not sufficient, you must be Mother Nature. Here are a few water tips that will help:

• To reduce evaporation, water during the cool parts of the day. Try not to water during windy times.

• To help prevent disease, water in the morning or early enough in the evening so the foliage can dry before nightfall. Always water tomatoes, peppers and...



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