1. Oregon1986

    Oregon1986 Well-Known Member

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    When it's really hot out for long periods of time,how often do you water your vegetable garden?
     
  2. Back2Basix

    Back2Basix Well-Known Member

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    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
     
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  3. PlayingInDirt

    PlayingInDirt Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  4. Oregon1986

    Oregon1986 Well-Known Member

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    It seems to never be enough for my tomatoes and pumpkins. I'll try soaker hose
     
  5. cfuhrer

    cfuhrer Wood Nymph / Toxophilite

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    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.
     
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  6. Oregon1986

    Oregon1986 Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean,it gets hot early here
     
  7. ticndig

    ticndig Well-Known Member

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    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 .
     
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    mnn2501 Dallas

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    Here in Texas where it always is hot, we use drip irrigation daily on most veggies.
    Twice a week on most other things
     
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  9. Vickivail98

    Vickivail98 Well-Known Member

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    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.