Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
In the vegetable fact sheets it make watering suggestions such as "water 1-2" per week" how much water is 1-2" per week? Also, Can I use blood meal for nitrogen to side dress tender plants?
Rate This FAQ
The most important thing about watering is getting enough water to the root zone, so that the soil is not saturated, leaving oxygen in the soil for root and plant growth. This 1-2" is adapted from overhead sprinklers heads that usually have an output measured in inches. Difficult to give watering recommendations in general because everyone has different irrigation systems, different soil types, different microclimates.
Perhaps this USU publication on irrigation may help. Click on http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/ENGR_BIE_WM-37.pdf
Best is using drip irrigation for vegetables, depending on your soils, getting enough water to root zones. Better to water less frequently and deeper. In sandy soils, you'll need to water more often whereas in heavier clay soils, not so often. With drip irrigation, you can usually water deeply and get by with one to two times a week, depending on air temperatures & wind.
Blood meal can be used, but can burn plants, better to use it sparingly when side dressing.
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- I have 2 red tipped photinas in my front yard against the house (south facing). They were great for the first 3 years, but now, for the last 2 winters the leaves have dried out and dropped in the spring. I thought it was a lack of water over the winter, so I tried to help out, but that didnt help. Should I prune them back in the fall or is there anything I can do to help them so this doesn't happen next winter?
- Now that it's August, how often should we water our lawn (rock/clay soil); for how long; when (late pm early am); and when do we NOT water? My husband waters every day separate areas (front one day; back the next = X3/week), for approx. 35 min. each station. I say this is TOO much water(ing).
- I have space for 2 fruit trees in my yard. I would like to plant an apple (red delicious) and a peach (red Haven). Are these the best varieties for my area, and how about cross pollination. My neighbor across the fence has a peach tree and I have a crab apple near by.
- What type of grass would hold up to high traffic in a yard facing south (no shade)? We are needing to re-seed or buy sod.
- I have grubs in my yard. Any suggestions?
- I am about to remove a hedge of box leaf euonymous because they were affected by scale that I was not able to control. Is it possible to plant the same species in this spot again?
- I want to plant a lilac hedge. I've never done lilacs before - how far apart should I plant them? Can I do a double row for a thicker hedge? If so, how far apart should the rows be? How fast do they grow? Do they need special care (they will be pretty close to a fairly busy road)? Can I plant them now, or should I wait until it's a little warmer? What are their fertilizer and water requirements? Will they be useful as a bit of a wind- and soundbreak? Thank you.
- I have seen ads for canada green grass seed. It talks about it's resistance to drought, and the fact that is a very hearty grass. Do you have any info on this grass seed?