When to Water | Annie's 3 Tips

Posted by Annie Kearley on

Dear Friends, 

To water or not to water, that is the question? 

The very best time to water your garden, porch plants, and/or plant babies is early in the morning when its cool yet you can still taste a hint of the sun's heat (I love this feeling). This allows time for the water to seep into the soil without loosing too much water to evaporation in the heat of the day. 

Secondly, water your plants closely! There is no value in watering your plants if it is done in a hurry, because the key is to be sure the water is penetrating the root zone. Plus, gardening is therapeutic so take the time to slow down for the plants, and yourself! 

Lastly, water when absolutely needed! The plants need water to grow, but they also need the time to grow for water. What I mean is that when a plant is watered, it needs time for the roots to absorb the water and for it to travel throughout the plant to the tip of the leaves. Once the water leaves the roots, the roots continue to grow adventitious roots sideways in its search for water. This is an advantageous practice for the plants health. So water the soil when the soil is dry, dry, and drier. A good way to tell when a potted plant is dry, is when the soil starts to pull away from the edge of the pot. 

As always, "we're rooting for you", 

Annie


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