Gardening is certainly new to me, since Byron and I lived in an apartment for the first 7 years of our marriage. We’ve always had some plants at the apartments, but the space was a lot smaller so they were easy to track and manage. Now that I have more space and a yard, my greenery collection has gotten a little more tricky, so I’ve created this SUPER simple Watering Schedule!
It’s a weekly schedule, with an “every other week column” (for those drought resistant plants), that I keep posted by the front door. I laminated my copy and use a dry erase marker since the garden can be ever-changing with the seasons.
I’ve listed all of my plants and when to water them. That way Byron and I don’t overwater, which is crucial with the drought we are having, or underwater, which would kill the plant. The way I see it, I could buy produced from the store, which was watered who knows how often and covered in all kinds of pesticides and chemicals, OR I could grow my own produce and know exactly what kind of environmental foot print I’m leaving.
Currently we grow almost all of our own herbs, lavender, limes, blood oranges, oranges, and lemons. I love it! Having fresh produce at your fingers tips can’t be beat.
Another tip to avoid overwatering, is to use a watering can instead of a hole. I feel like it gives you more control, and perspective, over how much water you are using.
Hope you enjoyed this quick post!