How Often Should Tomato Plants Be Watered?
Tomatoes require high amounts of water. Soak to a depth of 8 inches once a week and water when plants show signs of wilt. Container plants require more frequent watering.
Watering Or Under Watering My Tomato Plants?
Growing tomatoes can be rewarding and also easy, but you have to pay close attention to your tomato plants and give them the care they need to survive. You will need to carefully gauge how much water your plants require on a daily basis. You will see noticeable signs of distress if you are over-watering or under-watering your tomato plants. Check the moisture of the soil in which your tomato plants are growing. Feel the soil with your fingers to find out if it is hard. Also, a yellow discoloration of the stems suggests they have been watered too much. Look at the tomato plant leaves. If they are brown and brittle, you are not watering enough. Check the tomato skin for splitting. Refrain from watering and allow excess water to soak into the soil.
- Tomatoes require high amounts of water.
- Feel the soil with your fingers to find out if it is hard.
Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with more than four years' experience in online writing. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in teaching 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.