Get­ting wa­ter­ing right first time

Wet flow­ers and fo­liage risk scorch­ing and fun­gal dis­ease

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

1 Make sure wa­ter goes straight to the roots of the plants. A good soaking twice a week is much bet­ter than a light wa­ter­ing every day, as this can cause roots to move to the sur­face, desta­bil­is­ing the plant, rather than quest­ing down for wa­ter and nu­tri­ents.

2 Avoid wa­ter­ing flow­ers and fo­liage. Mois­ture that stays on the plant can at­tract fun­gal dis­ease and moulds, and sun­light re­flect­ing through the liq­uid can cause plant ma­te­rial to scorch.

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