Added by on 2017-07-02

Very basic video, but hopefully helpful. The lesson today….only water at the base of your plants when watering by hand with tap (city) water. I prefer to use fresh rain water, and typically do, but I have limited supply. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHow much and When to Water the Plants in your Vegetable GardenGrow a No Till & No Water Vegetable Garden with Little EffortKids Garden Hand Tool SetMetric Simple Span Beam – with a distributed load – Structural Analysis – hand calculationHow to Build A Metal Conduit Garden Trellis for Vertical Growing & Hand Made Nylon NettingHow to Create Hand Drawn Landscape Plans That Sell

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20 Comments

  • Burgess Coffield 3 months ago

    Right before I watched this video I had just planted my first ever garden in the back yard of my first home. Half the garden is raspberry bushes and strawberry plants the previous owner already had planted, the other half is made up of vegetable plants "starts" that I bought at the garden center this morning. I planted the new plants and then turn on the hose (house water) and let it "rain" over the whole garden. Did I just kill those beautiful raspberry and strawberry plants? Did I just kill all the plants I just bought?! After watching this I went back out and tried to shake the water off the plants but the bees started attacking me when I got to the raspberry bushes….

    Anything I can do to save my plants?

  • Ross Potts 3 months ago

    Drying not dying**

  • Ross Potts 3 months ago

    Those raised beds are they strip compost? I just started and was wondering how often to water. I have a cardboard and straw cover that was wetted down 1 day ago and it is still damp though the straw is dying out.

  • superslyfoxx1 3 months ago

    Good information and yes I had to learn not to splash water all over the leaves.

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    I know how that is. I have 3, fifty gallon rain barrels, but that is not even enough for my garden. We do with what we can. Thanks for watching PJ!

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    It is a hard job, but the plants appreciate it.

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    Thanks! Enjoy watching your videos too!

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    Oh yes!

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    Great tip! Thanks for watching!

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    Sure. Give it a try. You will see a difference.

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    I am pretty sure it is the chemicals found in our tap. It probably was the powdery mildew cause. I know that is what caused my probably a few years ago. Chlorine, from what I have learned, kills both bad and beneficial bacteria, which is not good for the plants.

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    Thanks! Sounds like a good idea.

  • TheSonoman1976 3 months ago

    Thanks! Yep rain water is so much better for the plants. I can really tell a difference.

  • Mr Goochee 3 months ago

    Sounds good… I'm trying to only water with the rain water to keep everything healthier as well as save Money on my water bill 🙂

  • Shadow of Juniper Hill 3 months ago

    Great tips. I hand water my garden too. I use tap water, but would love to have rain water, I am sure it would be much better for the plants. Hope to get some rain catchment set up some day. Your plants look great!

  • Gardeninggirl1107 3 months ago

    Great info 🙂 I hand water everything, too. I fill my empty one gallon water bottles with tap water, but leave the lids off for a few days to let the chlorine dissipate, then use it for my garden, but still try to avoid wetting the leaves.

  • Charm City Balcony Garden 3 months ago

    Why is it that tap water is not good but rain water is OK? I have also heard that wetting leaves is not good in terms of spreading disease. I'm wondering if that was what caused my powdery mildew on my cucumbers last year (oh, it was bad). Wouldn't the chlorine in the water act like a disinfectant?

  • Another Amateur 3 months ago

    Very nice. A useful trick I learned is to get a one gallon bucket and then use the hose sprayer that I used to hand water garden plants to fill it. I time how long it takes to fill the bucket. That way I can estimate about how much water I give each plant in the garden when I irrigate them.

  • Have you started using your compost tea yet?

  • Thesmalltowngardener 3 months ago

    Great advice!