I read in many sources that a little & often is the best way to water vegetables, most sources quoting the drip/seep method whereby you run a seep hose (line/tube with tiny holes for the water to seep out).
But then I see a VHS tape where the gardener says something very interesting that makes me think. He suggests that if you water a little & often, the roots will realise a higher water level around the top of the soil and therefore concentrate most of the roots there. He adds that if you give the plants a good thorough soaking a little less often that the roots will then be more inclined to go deeper & therefore make a stronger plant.
This interests me a lot & I would like to know what the members of this site have to say in their experience. I have been using the drip method for its efficiency of water use since I started as that was the method introduced to me where I first worked in Horticulture.
Which method do you find is the best;
A little & often, or, A lot & less often..?