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Should I water before applying water soluble fertilizer?

Let's say I'm going to use water soluble Miracle Gro on my lawn or garden. The rate suggested is 1 gallon of solution per 10 square feet. Should I water first, then apply the fertilizer solution? Or is the fertilizer application usually treated as a sufficient watering as well?
posted by theshire on Jul 1, 2016 - 3 answers

How deeply to water new seedlings?

If I have some relatively newly sprouted seeds growing in the yard, should I just be watering the top few inches of soil? I know deep watering is good for root growth, but is it just a waste of water to water, say, 8-12 inches down? Is it preferable to slowly increase watering depth as time goes by?
posted by theshire on May 30, 2016 - 2 answers

Gardening in California: What to do with a DEEP container?

Short version: I have a crate that is 50 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 35 inches deep. What plants have roots that can take advantage of the depth, but don't need much space to spread laterally? Long version: [more inside]
posted by aws17576 on Apr 9, 2016 - 15 answers

Good mascara for sensitive eyes?

I'm finding I can't wear most mascaras at all these days – my eyes start watering like crazy as soon as I put it on, and just keep doing that for hours, so I'm looking for recommendations from folks with similar problems, and perhaps comments about a couple of products in particular... [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 5, 2016 - 29 answers

How to bring blueberry bushes back to life?

I got a pair of blueberry bushes recently. They were potted and intended for ground planting, but I was unable to plant them. I was out of town for a week and a half and they went about that long with little or no water. When I returned, the leaves were brown and crispy and the soil was bone-dry. I put them in the ground and watered them copiously every day, but it's been a few days and they seem no better. Is there anything I can do to revive them, or am I out of luck?
posted by Slinga on Jul 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Do I actually need a watering can for my vegetable garden?

First-time gardener here. Hooray—I inherited a half-plot in my neighborhood garden in Boulder, CO! Now I'm wondering if I should invest in a watering can or if I'm okay without. [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Apr 11, 2014 - 13 answers

Drip, Drip, Drip

I just moved into a new home. There are at least three watering systems of differing ages and non-usage throughout the property. I am trying to understand what works and what does not. Specifically I am trying to understand how these work. [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Jun 27, 2011 - 5 answers

What I really need is a friendly robot who wouldn't mind watering my plants while I'm gone.

I'm going away for 2 months. How do I keep my plants watered? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Feb 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Watering Can For My Mother

My mother's birthday is coming up and I'd like to buy her a 'fancy', but usable watering can. Any suggestions?
posted by nam3d on Aug 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Best way to haul water to a nearby vegetable garden

I have a community garden plot and it's around the corner from my house! Yay! Apart from a shared rain barrel, there's no water available AT the garden site! Booo! What's the best/easiest/cheapest way for me to get water from my apartment to my plants? [more inside]
posted by Knicke on Apr 29, 2010 - 22 answers

What is this tool? Seedling waterer? Bonsai?

Looking for a gardening tool & have no idea what it is: seedling waterer? bonsai tool? It's a metal rosette like you'd see attached to a watering can, maybe 3" across, with a pencil-sized metal pipe leading to a squeezy rubber bulb on the end. [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Jun 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Better than automatic watering...

Automatic watering tanks/reservoirs? (not necessarily for plants) [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Oct 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Can plants 'drink' through their leaves?

I always assumed that plants draw all their water/nutrients from the soil, getting only CO2, etc. through their leaves. My girlfriend is adamant that 'leaves need watering because they absorb moisture too'. [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Aug 4, 2008 - 18 answers

When should a garden be watered?

What time of day should the garden be watered? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 22, 2008 - 16 answers

Can I water my garden from two stories up?

I recently planted a vegetable patch. There is no outdoor water, so water must come from the apartment. My window is around thirty feet from the ground. Would it be bad for the plants if I misted them with water out the window? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on May 21, 2008 - 23 answers

How can I revive my favorite mystery plant?

How can I revive my favorite mystery plant? [more inside]
posted by pokermonk on Feb 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Is my Benjamin wet enough?

Do you have a happy Ficus tree? Can you help me water mine? [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me save lots of winter rainwater and use it in the summer!

Water engineering question: help me save lots of winter rainwater and use it in the summer! [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on Apr 27, 2007 - 21 answers

subterranean homewatering blue

how do I irrigate a new lawn subterraneanly? [more inside]
posted by wilful on Mar 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Fixing up my sprinkler system

SprinklerFilter: My garden watering system seems to be behaving badly. The system waters OK, but the backflow filter (a Febco 825Y) is leaking. I've turned the water supply off for the moment, but when it is on, it makes an odd kss-kss-kss sound, and there seems to be water coming out of the bottom somewhere. Any ideas? Do I need to replace the backflow valve? [more inside]
posted by baggers on Jun 1, 2005 - 1 answer

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