How Much Water Do Your Vegetables Need

How Much Water Do Your Vegetables Need

How much water do your vegetables need is basically for those who are still growing in dirt. With Nature’s Organic Garden System, you always have the correct drainage and water retention a garden needs. It would be best if you watered it once in a while.

Below you will find VEGETABLE ROOT DEPTH – TO GAUGE WATERING DEPTH.

Depth:

S (shallow) = 18”- 24”

M (medium) = 36”- 48”

D (deep)  = >48”

ArtichokeD48”+ perennial
ArugulaS12-18”
AsparagusD6-8” perennial
BeansM24-36” wide-spreading
BeetsM18-36”
Bok ChoyS12-36”
BroccoliS18-36”
Brussels sproutsS18-36”
CabbageS12”
CarrotsM18-24”
CauliflowerS18-36”
CeleryS18-36” biennial/annual
ChardM36-48” biennial/annual
ChilesM18-48” annual/perennial in tropics
CollardsS18-24” biennial
CornS18-36”
CucumberM36-48”
EggplantM36-48” annual/perennial in hot regions
Fava beanM36-48”
FennelS12-18” perennial/summer annual
GarlicS12-18”
Jerusalem artichoke (sunchoke)S12-18” perennial
KaleS12-18” biennial/annual
KohlrabiS12-18” biennial/annual
LeekS18-36” biennial/annual
LettuceS18”
MacheS3-6”
Mustard greensS18” perennial/annual
Napa cabbageS18-36” annual
SpinachS10-24” biennial/annual
OnionS8-12”
ParsnipD48” biennial/annual
PeasM36-48”
PeppersM36-48”
PotatoS18-24” perennial/annual
RadishS5-8”
RhubarbD36-48+” perennial
RutabagaM24-36” biennial/annual
SpinachS12-18”
Squash, summerM12-18+”
Squash, winterD12-24+”
StrawberryS12-18” perennial
TomatoD18-48” perennial
TurnipM18-24” biennial/annual
HERBS
BasilS8-12”
ChiveS3-6” perennial, divide every 3 years
CilantroS8-18”
MintS12-18” perennial, plant in a pot
OreganoS6-18” perennial
ParsleyS8-12” biennial/annual
RosemaryS/M12-24”+ perennial
SageM24-36” perennial
Summer SavoryS8-12”
TarragonS6-10” perennial, divide every 3 yrs
ThymeS6-10” perennial

WATER NEEDS: Plants may need up to 1.5” water/week as needed during hot periods for plants with a spread of 12” or more.  During chillier seasons, 3/4” water/week may suffice.

For small seeds (planted 3/4” depth or less), immediately after planting the seed, apply from 1/2” to 3/4” of water (in the planting bed) to settle the soil and to start seed germination.

For larger seed crops, water a few days before seeding and water to a depth of 2 or more inches after planting the seeds.

Transplants need adequate soil moisture.  Water a few days before transplanting. A light watering of 1/2’ to 3/4’ will help young roots after transplanting.

The soil must have sufficient moisture for seed germination and vigorous root growth.  Frequent, light irrigation can result in shallow root systems causing stress during dry periods.  Once established, deep, infrequent watering is better once plants.