7 Gardening Tips for Beginners During the Coronavirus Self-Isolation

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When should you water the plants?

After you bought everything you need to create a beautiful garden, you have to focus next on the process of growing and of course, watering plays the most important role in this process. So, that being said, the first thing that you have to do in the morning is to water your plants. 

“For outdoor plants, this helps make sure the plant has enough water available throughout the day, which helps it better manage the heat of the sun,” says Morganthaler. “If you water too late in the day or evening, and the foliage remains wet overnight, it can promote mold and mildew on the plants.”

You have to apply the same rule to indoor plants. Watering your plants in the morning allows them to soak up moisture before the sun evaporates it. 

“It is better to water deeply and less often, as opposed to daily,” says Scott. “Watering deeply encourages the plant to set deeper roots, which will increase drought tolerance and generally lead to a healthier plant.”

“For vegetables planted in the ground, they need about one inch of water per week. You can visually inspect them, or use a rain gauge,” says Morganthaler. “For indoor or container plants, a watering schedule can’t be recommended, as you will need to check them weekly. If the soil is dry, it needs water. If it’s wet, check again in a few days.”

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