hi, this is my first time trying to grow a garden of any sorts and everything was going ok until recently. A few days ago a couple plants started to wilt, now 2/3 of the garden has wilted. I have been reading online and I'm not 100% sure if I'm over watering or not watering enough. It seems that at one end of the garden, where the elevation is slightly higher, its too dry. At the lower end the plants are drowning. I just read today about watering too heavily and the danger of runoff. I will ease up from now on.
the soil is a sandy mix. I added sheep manure and black earth, mixed it in before planting. I have stopped watering and placed a tarp above the plants to shade them. From what I have read online the best thing I can do is to shade the plants and let them dry out.
Tomorrow morning I will add some pictures.
could someone clarify for me;
how much should I be watering? I live in southern ontario (I was told to water 1 gallon/plant/day) 1inch/week
how can I identify a plant that is drowning? stems are like cooked spaghetti, yellow leaves at bottom?
how can I identify a plant is thirsty? dry crispy yellow leaves towards bottom?
how can I save an over watered garden?
should I keep them in shade until they look healthy again?