Watering, the basics

When growing plants, watering them is one of the most important parts of their care. But how often and how much water your plants need can vary depending on several factors. Below are some tips and techniques to help you water your plants properly.


The frequency of watering depends on the type of plant and the environment in which it grows. In general, plants in pots need more frequent watering than plants in the ground. But it is important to observe the plants individually and look at the soil moisture and other factors such as light, temperature and humidity . The best way to check if a plant needs water is to poke the soil with your finger. When the soil feels dry, it's time to water.


The amount of water your plants need depends on the size of the pot, the size of the plant and the type of soil you are using. As a rule of thumb, you should water enough so that the soil is moist, but not so much that puddles of water remain on the bottom. It is important to water gradually so that the soil can absorb the water evenly. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other problems.

Best Techniques

There are different techniques for watering plants, depending on the type of plant and the pot. Here are some of the best techniques:

  • Bottom watering: Place the pot in a bowl of water and let the soil soak up the water until the surface is damp. This is especially useful for plants that need a lot of water.

  • Watering above ground: Use a watering can or sprinkler to sprinkle water on the surface of the soil. This is useful for plants that need less water.

  • Drip irrigation: This is a system you can use to automatically and evenly water your plants. It is especially useful for larger gardens and greenhouses.

  • Hydroponics: This is a technique where plants are grown in water instead of soil. It can be useful for plants that need a lot of water and is especially suitable for indoor plants.


Watering is an essential part of growing plants. By using the right frequency, amount and techniques, you can ensure that your plants stay healthy and grow well. It is important to observe the individual needs of your plants and take into account factors such as light, temperature and humidity when watering. By properly watering your plants, you can prevent them from drying out or being overwatered, which can lead to health problems and even plant death. If you give the right amount of water and use the best techniques, your plants will be healthy and happy and you can enjoy a beautiful, green and thriving environment.

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