Basic Watering Method for Potted Vegetables

Watering vegetables in pots is one of the key points you need to pay attention to. Water is very important nutrient carriers for plants, and watering can make the circulation in the soil smooth. The soil is easily dried in a container with limited cultivation space. So you should fill the water before the soil is dry.

Moisture content in the soil will vary depending on climatic conditions. Plants will wither due to excessive drying, if you are slow to water. Conversely, excessive watering can cause roots to rot and wither. Therefore, you only need to master the basics of watering and remember the water requirements of vegetables.

The soil of potted vegetables is easy to dry, and timely watering is very important. You should water when you find that the surface of the soil is dry. When you are watering, the water should be poured out from the bottom of the basin. Because if you pour a small amount of water every day, but the water can’t reach the roots, and it may cause insufficient water supply. Conversely, if excessive watering causes the air passages in the soil to clog, the roots cannot breathe and rot. Therefore, you should evenly water each corner of the whole plant in the planting container.

Water Quality and Dosage

Large leaves of vegetables require more water than small leaves. High temperature weather requires more water than when the temperature is low. Sandy soils require more water than clayy soils. The evaporation of water is faster for vegetables with large foliage. And at the same time, that is require a large amount of water to supply the roots, so it is necessary to water more.

Water quality also affects the growth of potted vegetables. The best water is neutral or slightly acidic. Generally, the water we use is rainwater, river water, lake water, pond water, well water and tap water. Rain and river are the best. Excessive minerals in the well make it easy to alkalize the soil. The tap water contains chlorine gas, which you should stored it early and wait the chlorine in the tap water is volatilized before use.

Watering Kettle and Sprinkling Shower Head

Watering the kettle or sprinkling the shower head is the most basic and essential tool for pot planting. Use a watering can or a sprinkler head on the front of the water pipe to sprinkle soft water. The gentle water will not shoot down or pour the seedlings. If the sprinkler head has a large capacity, the water will become softer. Conversely, if the capacity of the sprinkler head is too small, the water potential will become stronger, causing damage to the plant and hardening of the soil. Ticked water can’t fill the entire planting container.

Finally, you need to pay attention to whether the surface of the soil is dry for those vegetables that are not resistant to drought. It will easily become a weak strain once the soil surface is dry. In order to maintain the humidity of the plant, you can cover the straw or other coverings to keep the water.