Veggie Garden Watering?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Eyeris, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Eyeris

    Eyeris Active Member

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    New to Veggie garden! After some great advice already from this site...I have tomotoes, peppers and lettuce succesfully planted in my garden! My question is how often and for how long should I be watering the plants...(I have included a picture of the garden plot) We have run soaker hoses under the dirt right now and I have the water coming on at 6am and 6 pm for half an hour each time...is this enough? The tomato plants are still very skinny (but they were just transplanted from seed at the beginning of June) Any other advice for good veggies??
    Thanks again...
    E.
     

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  2. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    Soaker hoses are overkill. The small plants need almost no water at this stage. Just keep damp. Too much water usually turn the plants yellow and the plants look sickly. A lot of it is trial and error. The plants will let you know if you are over-doing the watering. At the size of the plants it is probably best to use a watering can-just damp.

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