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5 Tips for Watering Your Organic Garden

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When caring for your garden, it’s important that you have fun and follow a few key rules. Damaged crops could ruin the experience for those who aren’t prepared. Below are some great tips to help you out with watering your garden to ensure that you get the best results possible.

Timing

Watering is all about the timing. Make sure the weather complies and that it isn’t going to rain the day you water your garden. Too much water could be damaging. Follow the directions for the crop you are growing.

Many suggest keeping a planner to help you remember when to water your plants and to help keep track of what crops needs watering on what days. Be sure to use correct timing because too much or too little of both water or sunlight can be deadly to newly planted crops.

Depth
If the water does not get low enough into the plants roots, it will do the plant no good. After initial watering, give the water time to soak into the soil and then continue watering the crop. This technique will ensure that your garden gets the water it needs and retains it for long enough to survive. Just be careful not to overwater the crop. Keep an eye on the amount of water you are putting in.

Check
To make sure you are not overwatering or under-watering your plant, check with your finger. If the water has exceeded three inches, it is time to stop watering the crop. However, if the water has only made its way an inch or two, your plant may need more liquid to keep itself going. The easiest way to keep track of how much water you’ve put into the crop is to simply check.

Add Compost
In order for the soil to best hold in its moisture, add compost to it. The more organic matter that is available, the more water your crops will be able to retain. This is incredibly important. Soil that is allowed to become dry and cracked is deadly to most plants, so give it something to hold in the water for the best resulting crops.

Have Fun
I used to run down to the garden and view watering as a chore. I finally decided to take my time and enjoy the few minutes of peace and quiet. I also decided to put my kids to work and gave them the responsibility of watering. The older ones take abit of cajoling, but the young ones are always ready to play with water.

 

 

5 Tips for Watering Your Organic Garden

When caring for your garden, it’s important that you have fun and follow a few key rules. Damaged crops could ruin the experience for those who aren’t prepared. Below are some great tips to help you out with watering your garden to ensure that you get the best results possible.

Timing

Watering is all about the timing. Make sure the weather complies and that it isn’t going to rain the day you water your garden. Too much water could be damaging. Follow the directions for the crop you are growing.

Many suggest keeping a planner to help you remember when to water your plants and to help keep track of what crops needs watering on what days. Be sure to use correct timing because too much or too little of both water or sunlight can be deadly to newly planted crops.

Depth
If the water does not get low enough into the plants roots, it will do the plant no good. After initial watering, give the water time to soak into the soil and then continue watering the crop. This technique will ensure that your garden gets the water it needs and retains it for long enough to survive. Just be careful not to overwater the crop. Keep an eye on the amount of water you are putting in.

Check
To make sure you are not overwatering or under-watering your plant, check with your finger. If the water has exceeded three inches, it is time to stop watering the crop. However, if the water has only made its way an inch or two, your plant may need more liquid to keep itself going. The easiest way to keep track of how much water you’ve put into the crop is to simply check.

Add Compost
In order for the soil to best hold in its moisture, add compost to it. The more organic matter that is available, the more water your crops will be able to retain. This is incredibly important. Soil that is allowed to become dry and cracked is deadly to most plants, so give it something to hold in the water for the best resulting crops.

Have Fun
I used to run down to the garden and view watering as a chore. I finally decided to take my time and enjoy the few minutes of peace and quiet. I also decided to put my kids to work and gave them the responsibility of watering. The older ones take abit of cajoling, but the young ones are always ready to play with water.

 

These tips will help you keep your organic garden alive and healthy for many seasons to come. If you take the time to make certain your plants are healthy, they will prosper and you will have a very beneficial organic garden that makes all the neighbors jealous of your hard work and dedication.

 


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