Water amounts

Asked April 21, 2016, 5:58 PM EDT

Hi there. On your app where it says something like "water 1 to 2 inches per week? Is that what the plant needs including rainwater or should I irrigate that much regardless? I'm guessing the first one... Thanks folks. Ben

Outside United States

1 Response

You are correct. That is how much water most plants need per week during their growing season, whether through rainfall, or irrigation if it doesn't rain. Your soil will dictate whether rainfall is enough. If it rains too fast, much of the water could run off, still leaving the soil short of water. To check soil moisture, push a screwdriver or metal rod into the soil. It should easily go in 8-10 inches if moisture is adequate.