Quick Tip: Plant Where You Can Easily Water


greenhouse and raised bed gardening setup with access to water

By Jennifer Poindexter

Have you ever tried to grow a garden without having a way to water it? It gets taxing quickly. When I first started gardening, my mother-in-law was my mentor.

She was raised during a different time when people gardened to survive. People would often plant where they had available, not where it made life the easiest.

Thankfully, times have changed, and this is one lesson my mother-in-law drilled into my head. Always plant where you have water readily available.

Here’s why it’s vital to think about water when selecting a gardening location:

Quick Tip: Plant Where Water Is Readily Available

When growing a garden, water is one of the few things you need to succeed. The other things you must do to help your garden thrive is supply sunlight, quality soil, and necessary nutrients.

Adequate care also helps a garden. When you’re deciding where to grow your garden, look around and ensure there’s a way to get water to the area.

This could look like having a water hose which reaches to the growing space, running soaker hoses in the garden area, or having a water catchment system which supplies rain to the area.

We had a garden at one point which didn’t make the most sense when it came to watering. It was placed in an awkward location which made watering difficult.

In the end, we ended up removing this gardening area from our farm and went with the areas which were easier to care for.

The easier it is to care for a garden, the more likely you are to supply everything the growing space needs.

When selecting a growing location, ensure you take water into consideration. Will a water hose reach the area?

Is there a way to add sprinklers or soaker hoses? Do you have what it takes to have a rainwater catchment system in the area? Once you tackle having water easily accessible for your garden, you’re taking large steps towards a well-cared for, healthy, and abundant gardening space.

More About Watering a Garden 

https://wayne.ces.ncsu.edu/2022/06/smart-watering-in-the-garden/

https://extension.umn.edu/how/watering-vegetable-garden

https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/watering-tips-garden-lawn-and-landscape

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