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Water vegetables - that's how it's done

Vegetables should be watered with rain water

If you have a vegetable garden, you have to water all the vegetables regularly. That sounds very simple. However, there are a few things to consider when pouring.

Roots of different lengths
Anyone who grows vegetables in the garden has certainly noticed that there are vegetables that need more water than others. This is because how each vegetable is rooted in the soil. A distinction is made between three groups: the shallow root, the middle deep root and the deep root.

Pour vegetables with rainwater
Depending on how deeply the vegetables are anchored in the ground, more or less water is required. It is logical that vegetables that go deeper must also be poured more vigorously so that the water can also penetrate downwards, which does not mean that you have to water less in the case of flat rooters, because the upper layers of the soil can dry out quickly. If possible, water vegetables with rainwater, as this contains more minerals.

Shallow rooters, middle deep rooters and deep rooters
Flachwurzler root to a depth of 15 to 20 centimeters. These include, for example, salads, onions, spinach, parsley, radishes and leeks. The medium deep roots reach up to 40 centimeters in depth. This includes peppers, cucumbers, carrots, white cabbage and red cabbage and also peas. And the roots of the deep roots can reach up to 70 centimeters deep, including asparagus, tomatoes, melons and pumpkins.