Container Watering - Knowledgebase Question

Greenwood, Mi
Question by chughe17
June 30, 2010
I have many medium-sized containers, most planted with annuals and most in the same general location. However, some of the plants seem to be wilted almost every day while others do not. At the risk of over-watering, I generally water when the plants look a little distressed. How do I know if I am watering too much?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


There's no set rule for watering containerized plants. Water when they are lightweight or when the top half inch of soil is dry to the touch. As long as your containers have adequate drainage holes the soil will drain well enough to keep the roots healthy. Hope this provides at least a little guidance!

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