Many gardeners are wondering how often you need to water the garlic to get a good harvest. The peculiarity of garlic is that it has not very developed roots, therefore it needs regular watering. Therefore, if you grow a crop in your garden, read the rules of watering garlic in the open field.
Do I need to water the garlic in the spring
Spring and winter garlic need a lot of moisture to make arrows and build greens. In the spring, the roots of the plants are just beginning to develop, so the planting should be moistened regularly.
The frequency of garlic irrigation in May depends on weather conditions:
- In cool and rainy weather in spring garlic is not watered, because the soil in the beds is wet all the time.
- In dry and hot weather spring and winter garlic is watered once every 4-5 days, per 1 square meter. meter - 10-12 liters of water.
- In warm weather within +14 .. + 18 degrees without precipitation the volume of water remains the same, and the frequency of watering is reduced to once every 10 days. If it rains regularly, the soil is moisturized less often.
Especially carefully it is necessary to monitor the soil moisture under spring garlic, since this type of vegetable needs more moisture than winter garlic.
Spring watering young garlic with salt
Saline solution will help to repel pests from plants and saturate the soil with useful minerals.
Salt solution for garlic can be prepared according to several recipes:
- To kill the root nematode the solution is prepared from 50 grams (2 tablespoons without a slide) of salt and 10 liters of water. Two square meters of bed are watered with this amount of salt solution. Watering is repeated after a week and a half.
- To scare an onion fly away from young garlic prepare a more concentrated solution, which is sprayed on the leaves. For processing from an onion fly, you will need 250 grams (10 tablespoons) of salt and a ten-liter bucket of water.
After processing and watering with a saline solution, plants are watered with clean water.
How to water the garlic in the summer
In June and early July, garlic is irrigated less frequently than in spring, however, the frequency of soil moistening under planting again depends on the weather:
- In arid warm weather garlic beds are watered once in 4-5 days, moistening the soil to a depth of 15-20 cm. To do this, each square meter of land is poured with 3-4 buckets of water.
- Watering during rains are missing. Garlic soil should be moist all the time, but not raw. Excess moisture in the ground will lead to rotting of the roots and death of the plants. If the rains are protracted and puddles form on the beds, it is recommended to dig up grooves along which excess water will flow out of the garlic beds.
It is recommended to water garlic with water and various solutions in the evening. When wetting plants in the morning, you must ensure that water does not fall on the leaves.
Do not forget, after watering or raining, to loosen the soil between the rows, so that air reaches the roots.
When to stop watering garlic
Experienced gardeners regularly water the garlic until mid-July. Watering is stopped for two - three weeks before harvest, when the foliage on the plants begins to grow brown.
Winter garlic ripens by the end of July, so its watering stops from about 10 to 15 July. Planted in the spring spring garlic ripens three weeks later than winter, so it stops watering in late July - early August.
To get a good harvest of high-quality onions of garlic, it is necessary to water the crop on time. At the same time, it is necessary to take into account weather conditions, soil features at the site and the type of garlic.
Onion care in the spring
Planting onions in open ground in our mid-latitudes is usually practiced in early May. The day before planting, it is necessary to thoroughly moisten the garden bed for future planting. Having planted onions, it is impossible to water it until the soil dries. If the weather is rainy and wet, then watering is not required at all.
The frequency of Chespoliva in spring is dictated by the weather during this changeable season. If the spring is dry and warm, then it is necessary to carefully monitor the condition of the soil in the garden. The lack of moisture for spring culture is as negative as its excess.
Usually in the middle climatic latitudes in spring this culture is watered once a week. For small onion heads there is no need for a large amount of moisture. For watering during this period, usually enough buckets of water per square meter.
Onion care in summer, June-August
In the summer, there is a slightly different irrigation regime, as the culture begins to grow and feather and bulbs. Since June, onions are watered somewhat less frequently than in May. Usually plants need watering every ten days. At the same time watering should be more abundant than in spring time. For each square meter consumes about 10-12 liters of water.
The same frequency of irrigation should be followed until mid-July. During this period, the culture is the largest growth of bulbs. To bulbs poured, they need a large amount of water for growth and nutrition. For this, the bed must be shed to a depth of not less than 15 centimeters.
For gardeners, it is important to know how often to water the crop at the end of July in order to preserve the quality of ripening onion heads.
The frequency of irrigation at this time is maintained, but the volume of water must be reduced by half. By the end of the month, the volume of water for each square meter of crop plantings should be no more than 5-6 liters, so that the onions harvested afterwards will not be lost in safety.
Fully stop watering onions should be approximately three weeks before full maturity. This can be determined by the feathers of the bow - they show creases.
Rules for watering onions in the open field
Having determined the frequency of irrigation, you should consider the correct ways to perform irrigation.
Since the onion is a picky and very hardy culture, irrigation methods can vary. You can water the plants with a hose for watering directly under the root, you can use the drip method or the method of sprinkling.
Using a sprinkler method, you should observe some precautions not to damage the plants. To do this, a hose is put on the hose with the smallest holes. In this case, onion feathers will not be damaged and broken, from which it develops worse.
Watering onion beds is best in the early morning.
Some features of watering onions
Too warm water for watering onions is not suitable. Humidity at elevated temperatures often leads to the development of various pathogens, the bulbs may begin to rot. The most suitable temperature for irrigation of culture is within 14-18 degrees, not higher.
Such a mode of irrigation will allow you to get a decent harvest of onions, and the onions will be juicy and tasty, besides, quite large, and most importantly - will provide an opportunity to increase the keeping quality of the heads.
Experts-gardeners recommend adding various useful substances for onions to watering. In this case, Energen proved to be excellent. This stimulator of growth and development of onion heads and feathers. In addition, this drug can reduce the content of such harmful substances in onions as nitrates. In addition, the use of "Energen" allows you to increase the yield by 40%. Apply this drug in the following way: one capsule of Energen is dissolved in a ten-liter bucket of water during irrigation.
To determine the frequency and volume of watering onions, you must carefully observe the appearance of the crop. If there is a pallor of feathers, and besides, the feathers become too watery, then there is clearly waterlogging. In this case, the irrigation regime change, the frequency and intensity must be reduced.
If drying of the tips of onion feathers is observed, then this is a signal that the soil dries out and the plant does not receive the necessary moisture.
If you grow onions on a feather, how to water
When growing onions on a feather irrigation algorithm remains about the same as for the cultivation of onion heads. Only the frequency of watering will differ - the onions grown on the feather require a little more moisture.
If the spring weather is warm and dry, the crop is watered more than once a week, but two, and even three times. In this case, the water flow should be at least 8 liters per square meter.
To achieve the growth of a long feather, watering the plant “under the root” will be the best way.
When growing onions on a feather in July, the plants are watered almost until the harvest begins. Stop watering onions can be five days before trimming. Longer watering is not recommended. Excess moisture will make the foliage excessively watery and brittle, besides, such a bow will be stored at times worse.
How to water garlic in the open ground
When watering garlic must be borne in mind that this plant has a rather weak root system. In addition, this plant has smaller heads, unlike onions. Because of this, the supply of garlic comes mainly from the upper layers of the soil. Because of these circumstances, garlic requires more water when watering.
But this does not mean that garlic can be poured.
Garlic leaves begin intensive growth by the end of April - the beginning of May. During this time, you must at least twice water the culture. But this recommendation is only for dry weather. If the weather is wet and wet, then watering is not carried out.
At the end of May - the beginning of June, garlic begins to actively grow heads. During this period, watering is carried out with a frequency - once every five days, and sometimes more often. For hot, windy and dry weather, the frequency of irrigation should increase in accordance with the drying out of the soil. Usually at such a time watering is carried out - once every three days.
When watering onions and garlic, first of all, you need to focus on the peculiarities of the weather during the growing season of these crops. If the summer was not hot and rainy, then watering the beds with garlic is carried out only as the topsoil dries.
In a particularly cool and damp summer, it is often even necessary to dig up the outflow grooves in the beds to prevent the rotting of closely spaced garlic roots.
If it is necessary to leave the garlic in storage for the winter, then with the beginning of intensive growth of garlic heads, watering is reduced a little. Of course, at the same time, the bulbs of the plant will not turn out so big, but their keeping quality will increase significantly, such garlic is quite capable of being stored all winter.
But if the area for cultivation is allocated quite modest, and the plant is not planned to be sent for long-term storage, it is more intensive to use it for domestic purposes when preparing brines and marinades in home-made preparations. Giving more moisture to power the bulbs of the plant, you can enhance their growth. However, the resulting large heads of garlic will not differ in long shelf life.
The main rules for watering garlic
In order to grow a good harvest of garlic, you must follow some rules and recommendations:
- if the air temperature begins to fall below +15 degrees, then watering the culture does not produce,
- water temperature for watering garlic should not be above +18 degrees,
- drip is considered the most appropriate way to water a crop,
- The gardeners recognized as the best time for watering the garden beds with garlic early morning!
If the intended harvest will not be used for long-term storage, but in the near future, watering the beds with garlic will stop a week before the expected harvest date. If the future harvest will need to be maintained for the whole winter, then watering is stopped two weeks before harvesting - this will increase the keeping quality of garlic.
Thus, the basic rules for watering onions and garlic when growing these crops in open ground are defined.
Although these plants are unpretentious in the care, but the right watering for them plays a big role. Only with the obligatory observance of technology can you grow, and most importantly - to maintain a good harvest.
Garlic stops watering about a month before digging, and usually it starts to collect July 12-17, when the leaves turn yellow - this is a sign of ripening. To determine the maturity of the plant, some gardeners recommend leaving 1-2 flower arrows on the plant. As soon as the peduncle bursts on them, it's time to dig out the garlic. It should be noted that if the flower stalks are then left for ripening, you can get excellent planting material from the largest bulbs.
After watering, be sure to inspect the garden bed. If it shows bare bulbs, it is important to immediately cover them with earth. It is also necessary to follow the garlic after heavy rains. If the bed, despite regular watering, looks dried up, the land around the plants should be carefully loosened - so air can flow through the top layer of soil. Garlic is usually watered by sprinkling, using 15 liters of water per one square meter when watering once a week.
Garlic usually needs watering during May, June and early July. 18-20 days before harvesting, watering the garlic is stopped. It is necessary to normalize watering from air temperature, for example, during moderate weather, when it is not very hot and moderately rainy, 10-12 liters of water are spent per 1 square meter. Between watering should be an 8-10-day break. For watering, experts and experienced gardeners recommend using water that has stood for some time in the sun.
If it is hot summer, with the same volume of water, the period between irrigation is reduced to 5-6 days. With continued rainy weather, winter garlic does not need watering.
The combination of watering with dressing
Experts recommend combining watering garlic with dressings. For example, when plants already have 3-4 leaves, you can dilute a tablespoon of urea in 10 liters of water or the same ready liquid fertilizer, Agricola Vegeta. Garlic should be watered from this watering can using this solution by sprinkling. In this case, as a rule, 2-3 liters of solution are consumed for each square meter.
After 2-3 weeks, you can feed the plants with a solution of nitrophoska or nitroammofoski, dissolving 2 tablespoons of fertilizer in 10 liters of water. Good results are also achieved using the ready liquid fertilizer “Effecton”. To do this, 2 tablespoons must be diluted in 10 liters of water. The above-mentioned top dressings are spent almost equally - for 1 square meter you need 3-4 liters of the mixture.
The final feeding is carried out during the period of the formation of the bulb, its time is individual and depends on the climatic conditions of a particular area. For watering, you need to dissolve 2 tablespoons of crushed superphosphate in 10 liters of water. The mixture is consumed in the calculation of 4-5 liters per 1 square meter of a bed.
Spring care for onions
Planted this crop in open ground in central Russia in mid-May. A day before this procedure, the soil in the garden should be carefully shed. After planting, the soil is not moistened in any way: they are waiting for the moment when the earth dries. In the rainy spring, this usually does not happen, and the plants do not water at all.
The answer to the question of how often the onions should be watered depends mostly on what kind of weather is outside. In the dry spring, the condition of the soil will have to be carefully monitored. Drying the onions in the garden beds is as harmful as over-wetting. In the temperate continental climate in springtime, onions usually have to be watered about once a week. While the heads are small, it is not necessary to moisten the soil under the plants too much: an 8-liter bucket of 1 m 2 will suffice.
Care in June-August
So, how to moisten the soil under the plants in the spring, we figured out. Now let's look at how often to water onions in the summer and how much water you need to spend. In June, it is necessary to moisten the beds with plants a little less than in spring. Watering during this period is usually made once a week and a half. At the same time about 10-12 liters of water are consumed per square meter. Approximately the same regime of irrigation remain in the first half of July. At this time, the plants are poured onions, and therefore they need quite a lot of moisture. The soil in the garden should get wet no less than 15 cm.
Summer residents, who have decided to grow a good crop of this crop, should know including the answer to the question of how often the onions should be watered at the end of July. At this time, the beds moisten with the same frequency as at the beginning of the month. However, the amount of water poured out under the plants is reduced by half. At the end of July, no more than 5-6 liters of water should be spent per square meter of planting, otherwise the bulbs will lose in storage. Stop watering about three weeks before harvesting - right after creases appear on feathers.
Basic rules to follow
How often water the onions in the open field, you now know. In the spring they do it once a week, in the summer - once a year and a half. Next, consider what is the actual technology of this procedure.
Onions - a plant hardy and unpretentious, so you can choose any method of watering: from the hose under the root, drip, sprinkling. В последнем случае проводить процедуру следует как можно аккуратнее. На шланг стоит надеть лейку с очень мелкими отверстиями. Слишком сильные струи могут примять перья лука, и он будет хуже расти. Проводить поливы лучше всего рано утром.
Что еще нужно знать
Слишком теплой водой поливать лук не рекомендуется. High temperatures combined with moisture can trigger the development of putrefying diseases. The optimum degree of water for watering onions - 14-18. In this mode, you can grow juicy, tasty, large, and at the same time bedrock heads.
Sometimes the owners of suburban areas add to the irrigation water all sorts of useful preparations for onions. A very good solution would be, for example, the use of such a tool as Energen. This drug stimulates the growth and development of the heads and feathers, reduces the content of nitrates in plant tissues and is able to increase the yield of onions by up to 40%. Add "Energen" in water at the rate of 1 capsule per 10 liters.
The answer to the question of how often to water the onions may also include the appearance of the plants themselves. If the turnip feather has turned pale and has become too watery, the frequency of soil moistening on the bed should be reduced. Yellowing and drying of the tips of the leaves, on the contrary - a sign of a lack of moisture in the soil.
How often to water a bow "on the feather"?
In this case, the soil on the beds is moistened in about the same way as when growing plants for the heads. The only thing - they pour such onions a little more often. In the dry spring, the soil is moistened not once, but two or three times a week. At the same time consume approximately 8 liters of water per meter. Before the regrowth of a long feather, watering is best done using the “root” method. Then you can use any method.
How often to water the onions in the open field when grown "on the feather" in the middle of summer? Moisturize the soil under the plants almost until the harvest. Stop watering costs about five days before cutting. Later this procedure should not be carried out, otherwise the pen will be too watery and brittle, and its shelf life will decrease several times.
Watering mode garlic
So, how often to water onions and how much water to use at the same time, we figured out. Now let's understand how to properly moisten the soil in the beds with garlic. The root system of this plant is rather weak. In addition, garlic heads are less onion and nutrients are drawn mainly from the upper layers of the soil. Therefore, this plant requires a little more water. However, pour garlic, as well as onions, is impossible.
The green parts of this culture begin to develop intensively in late April - early May. During this period, at least two waterings should be made. But only if the weather is dry. At the end of spring - in June, heads begin to grow at garlic. At this time, it is watered at least once every 5 days, and in very hot windy weather - once every 3 days.
The answer to the question of how often you need to water the onions and garlic depends primarily on the weather during the growing season. In rainy summer, the soil in the beds with garlic is watered much less frequently - as it dries. Sometimes in the beds with this plant you even have to make grooves to prevent stagnant water.
How to water garlic?
In order for garlic to grow in the right mode, you need to understand the main points of its moisture supply. They are as follows:
- Irrigation is excluded when the average daily temperature falls below 13 degrees.
- Irrigation water should have a temperature of about 18 degrees.
- Early morning or late evening after sunset are favorable periods for irrigation.
- After each irrigation procedure, the land must be pierced to a depth of two centimeters.
- After the rain, you can not water the garlic.
These are rules that will ensure that garlic has the correct irrigation regime.
Watering after planting
The initial phase of growth is the period from descent to the formation of teeth. The peculiarity of the period - the requirements of moisture. Excessive moisture can also harm, but for this period it is not critical. How often to water the garlic after planting:
- Abundant moisture of the earth.
- Moisture depth - up to 30 centimeters.
- Moisture regime - every 7–8 days.
- The first watering is done with dressing, regardless of time.
Do I need to water the garlic at the time of ripening? It is necessary, but not so intense. When garlic shoots in May, in July, the onions begin to ripen. The period ends in August. Moisture delays the formation of bulbs and reduces the amount of minerals in them.
On this basis, by August watering the plant should be stopped. Otherwise, the crop will be spoiled. Natural precipitation in the summer is not so interfere. But it is desirable to have grooves on the beds, in which the precipitation will be diverted.
Stop watering when cleaning ahead
Garlic has grown, and ahead is familiarity with the results of hard work - harvesting. Do I need to water the garlic? The answer is no, before this event should be to stop the flow of moisture into the soil. The date of the stop of irrigation depends on the cultivation of the crop:
- For harvesting for storage - for 20 days.
- Processing - for 7 days.
The timing of harvesting depends on the region of cultivation. Natural precipitation also contributes to the suspension of the irrigation period. It is advisable to watch a preliminary weather forecast before cleaning if garlic grows in open ground.
The first of these is the well-known manual irrigation. Primitive method without the use of mechanization. Disadvantages:
- Exercise on the gardener, especially when you have to care for a large area of landings.
- For plantings required to walk.
- The amount of moisture is dosed to the eye.
- Cheapness of the method.
- Does not require a water supply to landings.
- Independent of electricity.
The method is relevant when a small area of crops. So carry out watering of home garlic in the open ground, most gardeners.
- Exact distribution of water on crops. It only needs to know how much water is needed for a particular growth stage.
- Mechanical method.
- Dependence on electricity or water pressure in the system.
- If the system does not automatically shut down, then a soil saturation with moisture is possible. And this can lead to salinization.
Note! The main drawback of the system is that it can trigger the growth of garlic diseases. A large amount of evaporation will rise from the soil surface, and dangerous microbes with water vapor will fall on the garlic feathers.
Sprinkling is best done in small quantities. If possible, it is better to resort to another method of watering. Experienced gardeners stop watering in this way.
The drip irrigation system is recognized by the agrotechnical community as the most effective. The reasons for this:
- Water flows exactly to the roots of the plant.
- Care with a uniform distribution of moisture.
- Exact regulation.
The system’s lack of one is the high cost of equipment. However, on the plot, it is possible to use a home-made drip irrigation system, which will be no worse than factory analogues. Do I need to water the garlic from homemade systems? Yes, only they require adjustment.
Soil moisture measurement
Garlic needs moisture when the soil is saturated with soil below 70%.
The figure of optimal moisture should be remembered and not allowed to fall during the season before the beginning of the ripening period. To measure the soil moisture, it is advisable to use a device - a moisture meter. Accuracy of measurements will allow to carry out the correct care of a plant.
But not all gardeners have it. In addition, someone is sorry for the funds to buy the device. Is it possible to measure soil moisture in another way? Yes, for this they use the old-fashioned, manual method of measuring the humidity of the earth. It only requires taking a handful of earth from a depth of about 10 centimeters. You need to squeeze a handful, and then open it. The results will be on the following characteristics:
- 80% and more - from a computer the liquid appears.
- 75–70% - a lump is a shaped ball, which crumbles when pressed.
- 70% - on the lump there are outlines of the fingers.
- 60% - the lump crumbles.
Proper selection of moisture is important at the stage of maturation. This will allow you to understand when to finish with watering.
Taking the information about how to water the garlic, you can grow a high-quality garlic harvest. It is required to strictly observe the irrigation regime, while paying attention to natural rainfall. It is imperative to monitor them during the ripening period. So that the soil is not saturated with moisture from the rain - make a drainage system on the ridge.
As the irrigation system is optimal to use drip. To water garlic in an open ground with such a system is simple and effective. It is easy to make it yourself from improvised means, even for small-sized landings. Manual method does not provide high accuracy, and because of this, the soil may be oversaturated with moisture. Drip system will lead the water directly to the roots.
When to stop watering garlic? Before maturation, reduce the amount of moisture, to its end - do not water at all.
The most acceptable and effective method. It is precisely regulated, it protects against the development of diseases, which often appear in plants with ordinary watering with a watering can or dipper. Here, the plant in a timely manner, evenly and purposefully receives under the root not only the life-giving moisture, but also the nutrients from the soil. At the same time onions increase, gaining weight. The method has its own minus - the equipment is expensive, not every gardener can afford it. But if you calculate and grow a good harvest of garlic in the required amount, you can recover the costs
Garlic: cultivation, care, dishes with garlic, treatment with garlic
Garlic grows best on loamy, structured, cultivated and fertile soils. The plot for cultivation will be sunny, since the heads do not fully ripen from a lack of light, which reduces the yield by several times. Bulb crops are rather moisture-loving, but do not tolerate waterlogging. That is why lowlands and flooded places for the cultivation of garlic and onions are unsuitable.
Rules watering garlic
The lack of moisture is manifested by the appearance of plants of a gray-white reflux on the leaves. Another sign of the need for increased irrigation is the bending of the tips of garlic feathers. But from the abundance of moisture and overflow of the beds the leaves of garlic brighten and become pale green. From the correct irrigation depend on the commodity characteristics of the bulbs and the value of the harvest.
For irrigation of garlic it is undesirable to use icy artesian, tap or well water. Culture prefers settled water, preheated in the sun.
The most convenient way is to irrigate with a hose equipped with a water gun. Sprinkling method is also suitable. Plant seedlings perfectly responds to moisture. If necessary, adjustments of nutrients after sprinkling spend foliar feeding with a solution of trace elements.
Frequency and volume of garlic irrigation
From mid-April - early May to July, garlic is poured about once every 6-7 days. Moreover, during a rainy season, watering is reduced or completely stopped, and drainage grooves are pierced in between rows to prevent stagnant fluids in the ground, which can lead to rotting of the root system.
Loosening the beds and feeding garlic
After heavy rainfall in the hot season, a soil crust can form on the surface of the soil, preventing the access of oxygen to the bulbs and the deterioration of the conditions for their formation.
Therefore, experienced growers, after the completion of heavy rain and planned irrigation of garlic, carry out the procedure of shallow (3-5 cm) loosening, increasing the aeration of the earth. Keep in mind that the root system of garlic is located in the upper layer of the soil, so loosening it as carefully as possible.
At the beginning of the growing season, two nitrogen supplements of garlic are carried out with an interval of 2 weeks. Winter and spring garlic are fertilized in a fortnight after the appearance of friendly shoots (April-May). As a mineral supplement, a solution of ammonium nitrate or carbamide is used. Experienced ogorolniki apply complex mineral fertilizers, for example, nitroammofosku, azofosku.
Also available to summer residents are organic materials - slurry solution (1:10), bird droppings (1:20), fermented infusion of weedy green plants. Feeding must be carried out after a planned abundant watering or rain.
Why should not water the garlic for three weeks before harvest?
The excess of moisture at this time will lead to a significant decrease in the keeping quality of the heads. If the watering of garlic is organized correctly and the bulbs are dug, dried and stored for storage in a timely manner, then winter garlic is saved without any problems until the middle of winter, and spring garlic until the beginning of next summer.
Abundant you crops of bulbous crops on the site!
Rules for watering garlic outdoors
To increase the volume of the crop, you need to know how to properly organize the irrigation of garlic in the open field. Due to the poorly developed root system, planting garlic crops is carried out at a shallow depth, so during the development period the plant needs moderate watering. Let's find out how often to water garlic in the open field.
Rules for watering garlic outdoors
There are three methods of irrigation of seedlings of onion fruits. The most common - manual, less used - sprinkling and drip irrigation.
Garlic is a moisture-loving plant, but an excess of moisture also negatively affects the quality of the cultivated product. Dry soil entails deformation and a decrease in the size of the root. To increase the yield of garlic crops, it is necessary to choose the appropriate irrigation method.
The most effective technique of watering garlic is drip irrigation. With this method of watering, moisture not only directly goes to the root, but is evenly distributed on the leaves of the plant.
The disadvantage of this method is expensive equipment. It is necessary to correctly calculate growing patterns to recoup all costs.
Currently, craftsmen themselves make similar equipment from plastic bottles.
Garlic Irrigation Rules
To grow a high-quality crop of garlic crops should remember a few rules:
1) When the average daily air temperature is below 13 °, watering should not be carried out to avoid rotting of the plant.
2) For watering, water heated by the sun above 18 ° is used.
3) For irrigation, rainwater or artesian water is preferable, it is less hard than tap water.
4) The optimal time of day for irrigation is the time after sunrise and sunset
5) After watering, it is necessary to loosen the soil to a depth of two centimeters.
How often to water onions and garlic in the open field?
Onions and garlic - unpretentious, tasty and healthy crops are grown in almost every garden. One of the main conditions for obtaining a good harvest is the correct watering. Like any other bulbous plants, these cultures absolutely do not tolerate any stagnation of water or its deficiency. On how often to water onions and garlic and in what quantities, our article.
In the event that garlic is supposed to be stored for a long time, during the period of rapid development of the bulbs, it should be watered less frequently, then the heads will grow not too large, but at the same time the growth will be. If the bed is small, and garlic is supposed to be used, for example, only as a seasoning when salting tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, the frequency of watering should be increased. In this case, the heads will grow very large, but they will not be stored for too long.
Basic watering rules
When growing garlic, the following recommendations should be taken into account:
- at temperatures below +15 degrees the plants do not water,
- water temperature should be no more than +18 degrees,
- watering is best in the early morning
- The best way to water garlic is drip.
If garlic is supposed to be used only for canning, you should stop moistening the beds one week before harvesting. If the heads are stored throughout the winter - 2 weeks before.
Thus, we have figured out how often water onions and garlic. Both of these plants are unpretentious, but in terms of soil moisture is still considered quite capricious. The technology of their irrigation must be observed, otherwise it will be impossible, simply speaking, to grow a good crop.