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10 Golden Watering Rules
Rule 1. Maintain the area uniformly moist
Plants rely on moisture hover allowing the area to dry slightly before watering again stimulates growth of the roots.
Rule 2. Water thoroughly and less frequent
A good soaking once or twice a week is a good middle ground and provides the best environment for growth.
Rule 3 : The best time of day to water is in the late afternoon or in the early morning.
The cooler soil in the evening and morning means there is less evaporation allowing more efficient watering.
Rule 4: Keep leaves dry
Wet leaves overnight can cause leaf mould and during the day leaves which have moist leaves also have the chance of getting burnt by the magnifying effect of water droplets.
Rule 5: Correct amount of water
Requirement–Adequate watering means that the water must reach the roots sufficiently. Too-little water often only covers the upper part of the soil–or even does not reach the roots at all, e.g. when there is a mulch covering the soil and too little irrigation. Requirement–Adequate irrigation also means that crop plants are particularly dependent on evenly moist soil during the period up to and including their crops.