How often should I water my vegetables?
..and what about shallow rooting crops ? like lettuce ?..Gnome wrote:banyandreams,
As Opa says it is always preferable to deep water less often rather than to water shallowly with greater frequency. Shallow, frequent watering encourages a shallow root system that is vulnerable to future dry spells. By watering deeply you promote a deeper and stronger root system that is better able tolerate periods of dry weather.