Decoding gardening advice : the science behind the 100 most by Jeff Gillman

By Jeff Gillman

Offers info and services on a number of easy gardening questions, protecting such themes as soil, water, pests, mulch, vegetation, bushes, greens, and garden care.

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However, if the only time that you can water is in the afternoon or evening, then you should water at those times. When a plant needs water, it needs water. Waiting until morning to give it that water may be a bad idea for the plant. HOW TO DO IT The best time for watering is right around sunrise, if you can manage it, when winds are at a minimum and it has not yet begun to get warm. the real dirt The morning is the best time to water, but don’t wait until the morning to water if your plants are showing any signs of water stress.

32 SOIL – DEBATABLE – The nitrogen will make the compost hotter because it will speed up the activity of the microbes decomposing the organic material. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU USE URINE Using urine as a fertilizer, especially urine that is diluted, is an environmentally friendly idea, and it’s not that disgusting to think of using urine to fertilize annuals or perennials even if you would not consider using it for vegetables. However, peeing outside is a way to get yourself cited for lewd behavior in many residential neighborhoods, so you’ve got to be careful how you go about getting your pee to the garden.

But there’s more to it than that. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU USE AMMONIUM OR NITRATE Plants take up ammonium and nitrate somewhat differently. Ammonium is taken up more readily than nitrate, and plants respond by greening up faster. Nitrate is what ammonium turns into after soil microbes get done with it, so generally you will find more of this type of nitrogen in garden soil. Because nitrate is more prevalent in soils, it usually provides most of the nitrogen for plants’ growth. 42 SOIL – DEBATABLE – Plants generally use more nitrate than ammonium.

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