When To Water

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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.

VegetableCritical time(s) to water for a 5-foot rowNumber of gallons of water needed
BeansWhen flowers form and during pod development2 per week depending on rainfall
BeetsBefore soil gets bone-dry1 at early stage; 2 every 2 weeks
BroccoliDon’t let dry 4 weeks after transplanting. Head development.1 to 1 ½ per week
Brussels sproutsDon’t let soil dry out for 4 weeks after transplanting.1 to 1 ½ per week
CabbageHead development. Water frequently in dry weather.2 per week
CarrotsEarly root enlargement. Before soil gets bone-dry1 at early stage; 2 every 2 weeks as roots…

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