Herb gardening can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but some things you should know. Having a wonderful garden in your backyard will not only provide you with healthy food, but it also provides an additional source of income. Here are some tips on how often should I water my herb garden?
The first thing to keep in mind is that watering your garden at the wrong time can actually cause water to evaporate from the soil quicker than it can be replenished. If your water seems to have gone stagnant, check that your fountain or sprinkler head is turned off and unplugged. Then carefully run a hose from the source of the problem into the garden area.
Next, it is important to check your soil to make sure it is not too dry. While this condition is most common during the summer months, it can happen all year round. During the spring and summer months, it is a good idea to water during the evening and/or overnight.
Also, check that your soil is not too wet to the touch. When your plants begin to get hot, they will need more water to avoid drying out. On the other hand, if your soil seems to be too dry, then it could be the perfect opportunity to add a fertilizer.
Even if your herbs are receiving a lot of water, it’s still a good idea to water them less often. It’s best to water your herbs by hand. Start by checking for any signs of waterlogged soil, and then water them as necessary.
Root vegetables (carrots, turnips, turnip greens, and parsley) are considered high maintenance. If you want to avoid watering them too often, plan ahead when to water them. Use the same formula that you use for all your other annuals, and follow your normal watering schedule.
If you live in a dry season, you may want to let your root vegetables go until all the water is gone. Even if you have rain, you can save water by leaving them out in the sun. You should water your vegetable’s just once a week during the dry season.
When you are watering your garden, remember to be consistent. Watering all of your plants in the same spot for the same length of time can cause the plants to become stressed. Make sure to water in the morning and after each afternoon rainfall. Then set the timer for when to water so that you know exactly when to water your plants.
As part of your watering routine, you will want to make sure to check the soil. This can be especially true for perennial herbs like Basil, Cilantro, Dill, and Oregano. You should check the soil every day after watering, and before you water again.
If you don’t know where the water is going, then your plants may not thrive. A balanced herb watering plan should include about three hours of watering and about four hours of soaking the leaves. Any extra water should be drained away after about 20 minutes.
You also want to make sure that your plants are receiving the proper soil. Although you may choose a soil mix that is quite simple, it is important to water in a certain way to help the plants have a better chance of thriving. Some soil mixes tend to sit on top of the plant root for long periods of time, which results in waterlogged soil that is hard to work with.
With the right amount of water and the right soil, frequent herb gardening can be a great time of relaxation, healing, and enjoyment. Just remember to keep your plants well watered and to check on them every day.