When to start watering?

frdnicholas(Albuquerque NM)February 18, 2009

I have heard 2 schools of thought about when to start watering my fruit trees and bulbs: One says that if I start watering now, they will store the water until it's needed and then my fruit production will be significantly increased. The other says if I water now and the weather gets much colder, the trees will really suffer and I could lose all the fruit/flowers (from the bulbs)Does anyone have any experience with this? I should mention I live in downtown Albuquerque.

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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

Wait until you see new growth if you have had measurable precipitation this winter, if not watering now won't heart

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 5:56PM
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Albuquerque has had a very dry winter. I would start now and then at least every 2 weeks, more often if March is warmer than normal.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2009 at 8:42PM
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