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Watering the Garden
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Dreamweaver    Posted 06-20-2001 at 07:32:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have heard different opinions on this, but what is the best time of day to water your garden? Thanks.


Robert in W. Mi.    Posted 06-20-2001 at 15:45:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Only time i water mine is when i'm out there weeding, and i've had too much pop to drink. :~)
Actually, it has to get pretty dry before i water it, and i like to put a lot of water on it when i do. I then don't water again untill it's really dry and needed. Continual watering keeps the roots from going deep, and then you have to water all the time. As for the best time? I try to start the pump in the late afternoon to keep evaporation down, but i've run it in the heat of the day, and it didn't seem to matter to the plants. At least all this works here in my veggies.
Robert


Dreamweaver    Posted 06-20-2001 at 20:10:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
;-)


Murphy    Posted 06-20-2001 at 09:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey DW. Usually, morning is recommended to keep fungi from becomming a problem. I tend to water in the evening because it is more convenient and we typically don't have a problem with various garden fungi.

Of course it never fails. If the weather guessers call for a 70% chance of rain and I don't water the garden, it doesn't rain. If I do water it when they are calling for a 10% chance, we'll get deluged with rain.



Whizz    Posted 06-20-2001 at 07:45:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
How are you Dreamweaver? Been a while since I posted here...mostly I just lurk.

I'm a little north of you in Va. and I haven't had to water in a while but when I do, I water first thing in the morning. Early enough that it soaks in good before the water has a chance to evaporate yet the sun can dry the leaves and such so the fungus don't have a chance to start. I really don't think it makes that much difference when you water the garden. Mother nature don't have any kind of set schedule. Because of all the rain we've had lately, I've lost two rows of greenbeans and all my bell peppers. Only one tomato plant drowned so far. Whizz


Evening    Posted 06-20-2001 at 07:37:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
to minimize evaporation.

Wolf


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