Don't Over Water Your Plants

by Amy Gordon
(last updated April 22, 2015)

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Water is the essence of life: everything living thing on this world needs to have some sort of water. In many cultures and stories over the centuries, water is the most basic symbol for life. Although there are some plants that you may decide to grow that do not need to be watered by you, most plants will have to have at least a little bit of watering.

Although most people know that over watering plants can kill them, many people do not know what level of watering they should do. Indoor plants of course will never receive any natural rain water, so you will have to water them by hand on a regular basis. Make sure you research how much water the plants you are growing need in order to avoid over watering them.

Outdoor plants must be treated very differently from indoor plants. When you first put your new plants in the ground, they will need a good watering. You should keep watering them for a few days to help the plants get the nutrients they need. After a few days of watering, however, you should leave them alone for the rest of the growing season. This is especially true for your bedding plants.

Many people do not realize how bad constant watering can be for your plants. If you give your plants too much water, or even give them a little too much over a long period of time, your plants will become lazy. If you do not let the plants struggle to find water on their own, they will never develop a good root system, and will never have what they need to survive over a long period of time. You could spend your time continually watering plants, which will help them survive, but it will not allow your plant to mature into a good, healthy plant.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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2015-05-02 01:10:46

Arzella Montgomery

Try watering your tomato plants from the bottom and water early in morning and lightly spray the tops and stems in the late evening when its not so hot. Hope it helps your tomato plants. If you use some type fertilizer them use it very sparingly and when you water below the plants.


2015-04-22 08:01:34

Crystol;

Is this true for tomatoes? My plants never produce many tomatoes and they sometimes get a funny color on the leaves. I love to grow them but have bad luck when I do.
Thank you


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