Container Plant Watering: How Much And How Often To Water Potted Plants ⠀
Summer is the most difficult time for container plant watering. Some tips and hints can help the gardener determine when to water container plants ⠀ Potted plants tend to dry out more quickly than their in-ground counterparts. The small soil space and the construction of the pot mean the container stores very little moisture. ⠀ It is also obviously time to water when the soil is dry all the way to the bottom, but this may be too late for the plant.
Look for shriveled leaves, limp stems, dropping petals and dry discolored leaves. ⠀ You should check potted plants daily in warm, dry conditions. Usually when the first inch or so of soil is dry, it’s a good indication that watering is needed. ⠀ In summer, watering outdoor potted plants is necessary daily (and even twice a day) for most species, especially when temperatures reach over 85 degrees F. (29 C.). ⠀ Container plants outdoors need more water than those indoors. This is because higher temperatures, direct sunlight and wind, dry the soil quickly. ⠀ These tips will make watering your potted plants easier: ⠀• Apply a layer of mulch or rocks to the soil surface to slow moisture loss.
• Apply water in early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler and direct sun will not cook off the moisture before it can seep down to the roots. ⠀• The amount of water may vary from species to species. Find out the average moisture needs of your particular plant
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