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Best Time To Water

Postby mid_nite_poet » 17 Jan 08, 1:30 am

Early morning is the best time to water your vegetable garden because it will soak in before the hot sun make it evaporate, and the leaves dry before night, this reduces the spread of mildew and disease.
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Re: Best Time To Water

Postby Quercus » 27 Jan 08, 9:45 pm

That's true for lawns too.

However, if you have to water manually, some water at any time of day is certainly better than no watering at all.

Don't be fooled by rainfall. An all day misty rain does not provide enough water for plants. If you have plants located under overhangs on your house or other buildings or under trees, your plant may receive little or no moisture at all.

The only way you can really know for sure if your plants are getting enough water is to dig down into the soil and see how deep the moisture has reached.
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Re: Best Time To Water

Postby cerina » 28 Jan 08, 2:06 pm

It is also important to give them enough water for them to have to put their roots down otherwise they will just get a shallow root system which won't help them if the need to search for water.
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Re: Best Time To Water

Postby Quercus » 29 Jan 08, 9:48 pm

That's right. It's better to water more thoroughly less often, than less thoroughly more often. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Time To Water

Postby mid_nite_poet » 30 Jan 08, 2:54 am

Some say if you water your lawn after sunset instead of in the morning or afternoon your savings in water because of less evaporation can reach 50%.
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