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too early to water?

Posted by idafrances 4 ( on
Tue, Apr 14, 09 at 19:04

hey everyone! It's so beautiful...and dry. The soil is cracked like the desert...should I water? Wait?

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RE: too early to water?

I say water...especially spring bulbs as they are wanting to grow now. My two cents for what it may be worth....Helen.

RE: too early to water?

Yep- my neighbors have been watering their beds...

RE: too early to water?

Bobby Jensen (sp?) said on KARE11 Saturday that if you start watering now, you have to keep watering. He did not elaborate.

RE: too early to water?

That is because you will, by watering, help break dormancy. Once that is done your plants will no longer be happy cold and dry, and you will need to keep watering to maintain growth. So he is correct. It is all about when you want to get things up and running. I would water spring bulbs regardless.


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