Watering - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, IL
Question by juan26gonzal
May 18, 2007
About how many times and how much do you have to water these things?


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Answer from NGA
May 18, 2007

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Watering depends on the plant you are growing, the location where it is planted and the weather. However, most plants do well in evenly moist yet well drained soil. This means damp like a wrung out sponge, not sopping wet or saturated and not dried out. To know if you need to water, dig into the soil with your finger. If it is still damp, do not water yet. When you do need to water, apply it slowly and thoroughly so it soaks down to the deepest roots. After watering, wait a few hours and then dig down to see how far the water went; sometimes this is surprising. In general, you are more likely to need to water during hot dry spells in summer than at other times of year. I hope this helps.

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