When Is the Best Time of Day to Water the Raised Garden Bed?

When Is the Best Time of Day to Water the Raised Garden Bed? - VEGEGA

The best time to water the raised garden beds is in the early morning or evening.

With proper water and soil management, planting is more than half the battle. Do you worry that inaccurate watering methods, amounts, and timings will result in your plants’ not being as lush as others?

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Watering in the early morning or evening.

Mornings and evenings are usually cooler times, especially in summer when the climate is hotter. At this time, the soil in the raised garden bed absorbs a lot of heat. If we water directly, the temperature of the water and the soil will be different, which will cause the roots of the plant to be damaged, so we should not water at noon.

The best time to water in the summer and winter.

In summer, the best time to water is in the early morning or evening. The temperature will be higher as the sun rises. The plants will be able to absorb the water well at this time, and the water will not form in the raised garden bed.

Watering in morning is better than the evening. Because when watering at night, the temperature is getting lower and lower, the evaporation of water is slowed down a lot, and it is relatively easy to form stagnant water.

After a day of sun-baking, the plants show extreme water shortages, the leaves start to fade. We can spray some water on the leaves to increase the humidity in the evening when the sun sets and the temperature begins to drop, which can reduce the appearance of dry tips on yellow leaves.

While in winter, the best time to water the plant is at noon, when the temperature is relatively high. In winter, the temperature is lower in the morning and evening, so if you water at this time, it's easy to cause frostbitten roots. 

And it should be noted that the water temperature of watering should be almost the same as the temperature around the plant, so as not to stimulate the roots of the plant. We can place the water used to water the flowers around the plants in advance.

Don’t waste the water

Raised garden bed planting requires more water than other methods of planting on land because of its larger volume. But no matter which planting method we choose, we should avoid overwatering and underwatering.

With manual watering, you can keep track of the fertility of your soil, resulting in better growing conditions and a more productive harvest.

It is reasonable to use an irrigation system on a farm or large garden, but when growing in a backyard with mixed crops in a small area, watering needs can be more specific.

Drip irrigation systems are more efficient because the water is delivered drop by drop over a long period of time, which provides time for the plant roots to gradually and continuously absorb the water.

The way to water a raised garden bed:

Professional irrigation systems

Pressure pumps and more professional parts are adopted, and some have added intelligent systems, which can spray water regularly and over a large area, but such irrigation systems are generally more expensive.

Manual watering

The advantages are that the price is low and the spray can be formed; the disadvantage is that the water flows too fast and the soil is scattered. But if the manual watering tool is used for large-scale watering, it will be less efficient.

Summarize

Watering for your garden beds should be handled differently during the different seasons. In summer, it should be watered in the early morning or evening. If watering at noon, it is easy to hinder the roots' breathing due to the high temperature, and the problem of stuffy roots and rotten roots will occur.

In winter, when the temperature is low, watering at a higher rate is not an easy way to stimulate the root system of the plant. If watering in the evening, after the temperature drops at night, frost damage is likely to occur, so it is better to water at a warm noon.

As the temperature in spring and autumn is cozy, watering can be done in the morning and afternoon. But be careful to avoid watering at noon with strong sunshine, so as to avoid the sudden temperature rise and the occurrence of stuffy roots.

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