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Discussion in 'Home Gardens, Market Gardens, and Commercial Crops' started by Oregon1986, Aug 6, 2017.
When it's really hot out for long periods of time,how often do you water your vegetable garden?
2-3 times a day depending on how humid your hot is. Mulching helps immensely in retaining water.
Now realize my Michigan hot might be much different than a southern hot.
I'll add that i switched to soaker hoses instead of sprinklers and my plants seem to do better. Don't know why
It's HOT here, and dry. Not too bad today but has been a stretch over 100 for past couple weeks.
We do t-tape and black plastic. Tomatoes get watered probably every 3 days. Peppers, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers every 2, or sometimes every day depending on how they look.
It seems to never be enough for my tomatoes and pumpkins. I'll try soaker hose
I do a light spray just after sundown every day, mine are in containers with miracle grow garden soil so they hold water pretty well.
I try and do one watering in the morning before it gets hot but the last couple weeks that's been easier said than done.
I know what you mean,it gets hot early here
I water just enough to get seeds to sprout. after that ,rain is enough to get them to harvest . It gets plenty hot here with thunderstorms meeting my plants water needs .
Here in Texas where it always is hot, we use drip irrigation daily on most veggies.
Twice a week on most other things
I'm in southern Michigan and this year I watered in bean, carrot and herb seeds (drip tape on individual beds once a day), I water transplants twice (once the day I plant out and then about 3 days later) and then I water everything if it goes more than 7 days with no rain. I mulch very heavily and next year I'm hoping to get the mulch even thicker and water nothing at all except transplants.