This watering guide assumes summer vegetables and good, moderately-rich soil. Water less often in cool spring or fall months. Water more often in hotter, dryerperiods.
|Needs a lot of water during dry spells.||Needs water at critical stages of development.||Does not need frequent watering.|
|Vegetable||Critical time(s) to water for a 5-foot row||Number of gallons of water needed|
|Beans||When flowers form and during pod development||2 per week depending on rainfall|
|Beets||Before soil gets bone-dry||1 at early stage; 2 every 2 weeks|
|Broccoli||Don’t let dry 4 weeks after transplanting. Head development.||1 to 1 ½ per week|
|Brussels sprouts||Don’t let soil dry out for 4 weeks after transplanting.||1 to 1 ½ per week|
|Cabbage||Head development. Water frequently in dry weather.||2 per week|
|Carrots||Early root enlargement. Before soil gets bone-dry||1 at early stage; 2 every 2 weeks as roots…|
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