Odd and difficult question perhaps.
I need to be conservative with the water I use to water the garden. My apartment building will be paying for the water and I don't want them to be angry over the water bill.
When pulling up tomato and bell pepper plants, Iâ€™ve noticed that the root area is generally smaller than the plant itself.
I once pulled up a cucumber plant, and one root pulled from under the surface for perhaps 4 feet before it finally broke.
I'm going to be growing the melons on the ground, but the cucumbers will be on a trellis. I believe I only want to water these two plants in the area of their normal root growth.
So, does anyone know how much the roots of cucumber and muskmelon spread out from the vine itself?