Watering Your Organic Garden
Do you water your garden frequently ? Leave a section of hose laid out down the center of your garden. Drive double stakes of wood at intervals to keep the hose from decimating your plants as you pull it back and forth. I sometimes drive a stake at the corner of each bed to protect plants while dragging my hose around.
We sometimes make the mistake in thinking that if we wave the hose around our plants, we are doing a great watering job, when in fact, we are doing more harm than good.
Plants do best with a deep watering, maybe once a week unless there is a drought.
A chrysanthemum in the vegetable garden is like a canary in a coal mine,the mum wilts before
other plants need watering, so this willgive you a heads up that you need to start irrigating!
Save your water from cooking vegetables. Let it cool. Pour it on your flowers or vegetables. In winter, you can put it on your household plants.
Keep a drum of manure tea brewing for supplemental feeding of transplants or any green thing that needs a quick infusion.
Fill a big garbage can about one-eighth full of fresh horse or cow manure,then fill the can with water.
Stir occasionally and wait for a week or two.
This is powerful stuff!
Dilute it until it is the color of weak tea before using. Add water to the can after every use. When the water is the color of weak tea, start again, after adding the spent manure to your compost pile.
You can also make Vegetarian tea the same way using stinging nettles or comfrey leaves. The latter is rich in potash, so are good for all vegetables.
I was reading that one gardener brews manure tea from his children’s pet rabbit droppings in a five gallon drum with a cover.
meet you on the garden path.