Watering Your Vegetable Garden: A Full Guide

Watering is crucial for a successful vegetable garden. But remember, less is often more.

The Importance of Watering

Healthy soil retains water better. Regularly adding compost can improve your soil's water retention.

Understanding Your Soil

Plants generally need one inch of water per week. However, this doesn't mean watering only once a week.

When to Water

Water early in the day or in the evening to avoid water loss to evaporation. Also, consider watering during or immediately after a light rainfall.

How to Water

If the soil is dry an inch beneath the surface, your garden probably needs watering. Also, wilting plants may indicate a need for water.

Signs of Needing Water

To measure one inch of water, use a rain gauge or a DIY trick with small containers. Remember, 1 inch of water per 1 square foot per week equals 0.62 gallon.

Measuring Water

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