what is the best time to water flower?

@mari123 (1862)
China
June 15, 2007 2:22pm CST
Some say morning is best. Others say night is better. Theni think it water flower to weather..... if it is humid you give it too much and the roots rot, if it is dry it dies from not enough water,Here is what I do......I watch the leaves and branches. If they are not full and rich in color they need water. Also the leaves and stems will droop as they need more water. Once a day in the morning is usually best. Make sure the excess water can drain out of the bottom of the pot. Loosen the soil around the plant so that it can get more air into the soil. I put worms in my vegetables to help turn over the soil..... Plant food every so often helps replenish the soil. As the plant grows it takes nutrition from the soil and if it takes it all, then you need to give more. Also plants love nitrogen. Some like Chili peppers love phosphorus and sulfur. You can find out about your plant's needs on line or a book.
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@myfanwy65 (1030)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I have found the best time to water is after the sun goes down because the heat of the day doesn't make the water evaporate.
• United States
15 Jun 07
It has been very dry in my area, so I've been trying to water my plants and trees every day. I've always been told to water in the mornings. Don't know the real reason why. I try to water in the mornings, but sometimes, life gets in the way, and I won't remember until later in the day, so I have watered in the evenings, too. And I'm a firm believer in using worms. Regarding potting soil, I've read that mixing used coffee grounds can be added to potting soil. I've read that tomatoes love it, and if you make a little ring of used coffee grounds around your growing vegetables, it's supposed to help keep ants away.