Watering of indoor plants
Mar 24, 2018
Plants grown in rooms need regular watering, which promotes intensive growth, abundant flowering and fruit bearing. The need for plants in water is determined by the variety of plants, the phase of development, illumination, the volume and type of substrate, and the supply of plants with food. Most vegetable plants are very demanding both for air humidity and soil. Thus, during a period of intensive vegetation, plants require water much more than in the autumn-winter period. During the ripening of seeds and fruits, the need for plants in moisture is markedly reduced. The most demanding for watering: cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet peppers, onion and green crops. With a lack of moisture in tomatoes, flowers and ovaries fall, cabbage is not formed, and radish sooner throws out a flower arrow, and the root crop becomes inedible.
To reduce the evaporation of water and avoid the appearance of burns on leaves, in summer in hot weather watering should be done in the evening.
In room vegetable growing there is an unwritten rule: in the summer watering should be carried out in the evening, and in the winter - in the morning. Before emergence and in the first period of their growth should use a watering can with very small holes in the strainer. When watering indoor plants, it is necessary to ensure that water evenly permeates the soil of the soil and freely leaves through the bottom holes of the flower pots. It should be remembered that surplus water with poor drainage causes soil silt, root decay and, eventually, the death of the whole plant. Soil may also occur if the water is in the sump for a long time. To water house plants, especially vegetable, follows warm water, hardly above room temperature, within the limits of +20 - +24 ° С.Tap water before watering to get rid of chlorine, we recommend it within 24 hours. Watering with cold water leads to fungal diseases of plants. To prevent the formation of peel in pots or boxes, the substrate after irrigation should be loosened. This method improves the access of air to the roots and enhances the useful activity of microorganisms.