This Florida heat is taking it’s toll on my garden. Watering, watering, and more watering is expected here in Florida but not this early in the year! We usually don’t see 95-100 degree temps until late June and early July. It’s not even June yet and we are reaching records highs.
With that being said, a little rain would be nice. As I sit here and listen to the weather roaring outside it is a sigh of relief! I didn’t water last night because it was lightening so bad and was starting to sprinkle and was supposed to rain the next 4 hours. Needless to say, when I woke up this morning the rain guage was nice and empty. So now, this awful storm roaring outside is a nice sound!
Remember when the temperatures are hot you need to water more often. Always water deep for vegetables gardens, bushes, shrubs and trees. It make take you a week or so to get used to how long it takes to water the garden ‘deep’ but after a few tries you will have it right. When you are done watering, kick the dirt back, dig or use your heel to see how deep the ground is wet. Make sure it is around 6 inches or so for bushes and shrubs and around that for fruits and veggies. If the soil is still dry a few inches below the surface continue to water and check until it’s wet around 6 inches deep. You will get the hang of it pretty quick and not have to worry about checking.