How many times needed to flowers ...Regular Watering?...

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@gamyam (572)
Hyderabad, India
April 29, 2013 12:56am CST
I have a tiny garden in front of my house.... I daily used to spray water more than two times the plants... There are so many types of plants, trees, bushes in my small garden... Actually how many times needed them to watering the plants daily?....
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17 responses
• India
29 Apr 13
It really depends on the temperature during day time, since now it is quite hot in India and I am sure it must be quite high in your city, so water your garden twice, morning and evening. But the watering time in the morning should be just a little after sunrise when it is quite cool and not later. This is because if you water the plants during cool times, the plants absorb and retain moisture better which if done later, the moisture will be all dried out due to heat thus not benefiting plants at all. In the evening, do it after sun downs and in addition, you may also consider misting your plants with fine spray nozzle. This keeps them fresh and cool.
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@yash30 (3)
30 Apr 13
I too, have a little garden in front of my house. Some plants, are planted in small-size or medium-size pots, and some are directly in the dirt. Quantity and frequency of watering plants depend on size, type of the plant and weather. For big trees, which are in direct soil, I water more quantity, once in the evening. Small plants need water twice in a day, but small in quantity. It's enough to give water an alternate day for cacti type plants. In summer, all plants need to be watered twice a day. If you water your plant more than it needed, it will soon drop, and you will lose that plant.
• Canada
2 May 13
Not sure what you mean by "cacti type plants" as there a lot of things this could cover with rather different cultivation requirements. Most cacti and succulents only need watering about once a week. Some need to be kept dry when they're not growing and will die if watered at the wrong time.
3 May 13
Yes, cactus and succulents need less water, but I have few plants like Aloe Vera. and Echeveria They are planted in pots, with well drained potting soil. The nursery person told me to spay a little water an alternate day as the soil gets dry because of the hot climate in India. I have been doing it since 1 and 1-2 year, and my plants are in good condition. Although, this is for summer, in winter they can go without water for 8-1 day and in rainy season, I have to save them from rain. I don't think that even if you forget to water these plants once in a while, it will do any harm. I always follow the instructions given by local nursery, because they are experienced with many pants and suggest ideas according to climate.
2 Sep 13
Hi, Every plant has their own need of water and light just like every human being need food in different quantity. You first need to find out what plants you have and then check their requirement and then the region you are in. Check caring guide for plants.
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• Canada
2 May 13
I've never lived in India so I'm not sure how things work there. Also it's a big country with different climates. Don't you get a lot of rain there? If there's rain you don't need to water (unless the plants are sheltered from it). You don't need to water as much if the humidity is high. Trees probably don't need much water because they've got deep roots. Hanging baskets need a lot because they dry out quickly. There are some plants that grow in ponds or swamps and need to be wet all the time. Then there are succulents that like to dry out between waterings and probably only need water about once a week or so and probably to be kept dry for part of the year (depends on the type and some are more fussy than others).
@marguicha (121738)
• Chile
1 May 13
The question is how much water the roots get. If you water a bit several times a day, the plant roots could still dry out. Trees need a deep watering once or twice a week depending on the climate. Small plants need much more. Use a spade to see if the soil is wet.
@GreenMoo (11837)
30 Apr 13
Your plants will appreciate occasional deep watering more than frequent small amounts.
@911Ricki (13591)
• Canada
30 Apr 13
A few times a day, normally I only do it once, unless it's really hot out.
@anil02 (8301)
• India
30 Apr 13
How many time we needs to watering flowers is depends on many things. Type of flower plant, season and where we plant these. In summer at least once in a day is necessary and it is also at evening.
@ShyBear88 (27147)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Depending on the time of day you feed the, they might need another watering. If you do it the afternoon once should be enough if you do it in the morning I would do it one more time in the evening but really you don't want to water them too much or they will die. Most plants will take what they need.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Most plants need about 1 inch of water per week to survive. If they are newly planted, they need daily watering until they are well established, then only 1 inch per week. If it is exceptionally hot, more water will be needed but if it's cooler, less water is needed. On very hot days, they should be watered early in the morning, at the coolest part of the day because there will be less evaporation at that time. You can "measure" the amount of water you give the plants by putting a bowl or other container in the garden when you are watering the plants. When the water in the bowl reaches an inch, you can stop watering. Happy gardening!
@celticeagle (122950)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Apr 13
It depends on the soil and the plants. I would stick my finger in the soil near the plants. If it is moist you don't need to water, if it is dry you do. And I wouldn't water several times a day. I would water in the evening when the sun has gone down. If you aren't sure check with your nearest nursery.
@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
29 Apr 13
I'm not the person to ask. I know some plants need more water than others, but I don't know which ones.
@kimte20 (89)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
My mother had a grlatden before and we used to water it once a day .. When you water a plnt more often rlthe soil woul become loose
@kokomo (1867)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
I learned in school when I was in elementary grade that the best time to water the plants is during morning when the heat is not yet there and during afternoon after sunset.Because when we water the plants most especially the flowering ones, it might get withered easily and tendency is the plant itself would die.
@mammots (3268)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
its summertime here in my country and the temperature is extremely hot so we need to water our plants in the garden once very early in the morning and once in the late afternoon to keep it from drying up.
@allknowing (84263)
• India
29 Apr 13
Since you say you have different types of plants it is difficult to advise you on the watering frequency. You must go by your experience Some do not tolerate much water and some enjoy more water.
@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
Oh well Im not an expert on plants tho I love gardening. I guess it will depends on the climate in your area if its summer just like here now in my place that soil gets dry so fast I tend to water my plants at least twice a day first in the morning and in the afternoon or early evening but if you can see the soil has already dried up fast then you can water the plant.