Among the green thumbs there are the gardeners who water their plants early in the morning, and on the other hand, those who prefer to do it at the end of the day. But concretely, when is the best time to water your plants? Here is THE answer to this big question.
Rule #1: Never water in the middle of the day
Whether you have a garden or a balcony, the rule is the same: don’t water your plants in the middle of the day, ie Among 10am to 6pm† The reason ? This is when the sun is most intense, especially from May to September. Watering your plants during this time allows the water to evaporate before it even penetrates the soil. As a result, the soil will be dry, as will the roots and leaves.
When should you water your plants?
What is the best choice between watering in the morning (before 10 a.m.) and evening (from 6 p.m.)? Not easy to choose, especially since opinions differ on this. However, if both options are quite possible, know that it is preferable to opt for the first, ie early morning watering†
And for good reason, watering after the sun goes down creates a moist environment around your plants, which promotes the development of fungal diseases. This is especially the case if you live in a region where the nights are cool, such as Brittany or Normandy, for example. The inhabitants of the south of France, for their part, are less subject to this obligation.
Between early morning and late evening watering, you now know what time to choose. Did you like this article? Here are 10 resistant plants in full sun that grow without water and (almost) without water in the garden†