The way I see it, there are two possible responses to the timing of this post:
Response No. 1: Are you SERIOUS!? Your Gardening Friend is JUST NOW sharing garden watering tips … in the middle of AUGUST?
Response No. 2: WOW! Your Gardening Friend is AMAZING!!! Holly’s preparing me for next year’s garden 8 months early, AND I get to benefit from these tips during the last part of THIS year’s garden! She’s just the greatest thing since … since the pressure canner.
I’m sure this goes without saying, but I’m totally unbiased in choosing the correct response.
Okay, all kidding aside, let’s get to the video.
You’ll want to turn up your speaker volume quite a bit, like … a lot.
Here are a few things I did NOT mention in the video:
- If you have to water your plants late in the day, try not to get the foliage wet. Just water the ground; otherwise, the plants may not have adequate time to dry, which can promote fungal disease. (I mentioned something along these lines in almost every practice dry run for the video, but I did not mention it in this recording.)
- I think one reason I prefer a more hands-on approach to watering is that it allows me to spend time in the garden, which is something I enjoy doing.
- I mentioned something in particular about a gallon and a tomato plant. I later realized a gallon might be a bit much for a single tomato plant (I need to test the dirt to find out), but you could use a smaller container using that same “technique.”
- Watering less often but with more water is better than watering every day just a little. Giving your plants a good long watering will encourage the roots to grow deeper. Shallow waterings will encourage the roots to stay closer to the surface, which can cause problems. (There’s always a balance, though. Too much water and the roots will starve for oxygen.)
I hope you each take away something helpful from this video, something that makes your garden watering labor of love a little more enjoyable – less labor and more love.
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