Just a friendly reminder…
From one novice gardener to another _______ gardener (you fill in the blank), that it’s still HOT outside and your flowers, plants and herbs might be thirsty. Generally, gardens need 1/2 – 1 inch of water per week, depending on the plants…as some plants require more and some less.
Signs of Plant Thirst
- The basil leaves are drooping. Totally unscientific, but it worked for me last year. Whenever the basil plant leaves looked a little droopy, I’d give everything a good watering.
- Dry dirt. While there may be moisture in the soil underneath the surface, hard, dry dirt is an indication that your plants need some refreshment.
- Fruit is budding. While you may not see any signs of thirst, plants need extra water when they are fruiting…how do you think the fruits/vegetables get larger?!
And while you’re at it…get a glass of water for yourself. (Or just drink from the hose if that’s your thing!)
Have any garden watering tips or rules of the green thumb?!