Thursday, May 13, 2021

Easy Garden Watering Hack and Friday Favorites Week 581

I used to have a hard time not killing plants in my flower, herb, and vegetable gardens. I'd either overwater them or under water them. 

Often I thought a recent summer rain had already watered plants for me because the soil was wet on top but not deep down at the root of the plant. The result? Plant murder. (Unintentional, but it's still death.)

A few years ago, I learned a great little gardening hack on how to know when you need to water a garden that works 100% of the time - use a simple rain gage like this one! (Disclosure: I'm including an affiliate link for your convenience.)

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I put my rain gage in a pot in my outdoor container garden.

According to the garden gurus, your lawn and garden only needs one inch of water each time you water the plants in order to grow nice deep roots and prevent root rot. The rain gage easily tells me  if I  get an inch or more of rain during a storm, I’m good. I don’t need to water the lawn and garden.

If I get less than one inch of water in the rain gage after a rainstorm or  don't have any rain in the gauge after two or three days, I break out the sprinkler and water the plants until the rain gage lets me know I can stop.

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2 comments: said...

Great tip!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

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