Irrigation for Garden Vegetables

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Vegetables need to be watered on a regular basis. If the vegetables are being grown in the ground, then watering every two to three days will work. If beds are raised with artificial soil, the plants will likely need to be watered every two days to keep the soil moist.

Container plants on the other hand will need to be watered according to how quickly the container dries out. When the plants are first planted that might be every 2 to 4 days, but the longer the plants are in the container the more frequent the water will need to be applied. I grew tomatoes in containers one year and was watering them twice a day before they were finished and even that may not have been enough.

Keep in mind that with vegetables consistent moisture is one key to a healthy, delicious crop. If the soil dries and then gets rewet, the fruit may split, get blossom end rot, become bitter, or simply fail. Consistent irrigation is more important in the vegetable garden than anywhere else in the yard.