In modern times, one thing that is not at all available in plenty is time. Everybody is so busy that things like hand watering plants in one’s garden appear to be a waste of time. One likes to invest that time on other, much important tasks, rather than hand watering plants. This is what made us all rely on smarter and efficient ways, eventually forgetting the hand watering practice.
There is no denying that it certainly is a time consuming phenomena but the practice is loaded with some environmental benefits. You cannot find those benefits in any of the modern and efficient irrigation systems. Therefore, here we have brought for you those numerous benefits of hand watering, just to realize you all the worth of hand watering plants in your homes.
Just perfect watering of plants
There is something called correct watering of plants. It means watering that not under or over, but perfect. Every plant or herb in your kitchen garden, requires different amount of water, which is possible to provide them with only if you god for hand watering. In comparison to other irrigation systems that provide equal amounts of water to every plant, you can offer a tailored watering to all plants and crops.
Doing this, you can ensure that you plants will grow better. New plants demand light watering and the old ones demand deep watering. Over watering washes of essential nutrients and fertilizers, and under watering, keeps plants deprived of many essential nutrients. If you hand water your plants, you need not worry about any of these things.
Reduces risk of fungal diseases
Fungal disease proves fatal for many plants especially that are meant to thrive well when their foliage is dry. Suppose you have a sprinkler system installed in your garden, which sprinkles water on every single plant. In such a case, you should understand that type of plants mentioned above are at risk.
This is because such plants have large leaves, so you need to water them from beneath so that the foliage remains dry. Doing so is possible when you hand water plants and not in other irrigation methods. Besides, sometimes fungi present in soil become active in cool and moist conditions. While hand watering, you can check for such soil condition and accordingly adjust the amount of watering.
Ideal for mixed crops
Overhead sprinklers installed in big farms serve the purpose right, as there are big tracts of land covered with same vegetable or plants. On the other hand, your kitchen garden comprises of mixed crops, so an overhead sprinkler is not a very good option to comply with.
It waters every plant and area equally, which is not required in your kitchen garden. Every plant has its specific need, so no point wasting so much of water every other day. Moreover, you can curtail development of pathway weeds by not watering in that area at all. This way, hand watering takes care of each plant with utmost care and does not let water wastage take place.
Timely spotting bug infestation
Bug infestation is yet another enemy that prevents plants from growing normally and healthy. Spotting it at the earliest is of paramount importance, and hand watering your plants enables you to do the same.
While watering you should pay attention to the leaves, and as soon as you get hold of chewed-up leaf or an unhealthy plant, you should try to find out whether or not is there any pest problem. If there is, your timely action would save he plants from further damage.
Hand watering a kitchen garden is certainly much better than other irrigation systems. It saves water, saves pants from fungal diseases, and prevents bug infestation and more.