When is the best time to water the plants in the garden? (Archive) © Julian Stratenschulte/dpa
When to water plants in the garden? Some say in the morning, others at noon and still others in the evening. Tips from the expert.
Kassel – Some people claim that watering plants in the midday sun is bad. This is because they believe that if rays of light hit the water droplets on the leaves in a certain way, a lot of heat could be generated. The leaf could burn as a result. But is that true? And if so, when is the best time to water the plants in the garden?
Gardening tips: when, according to experts, to water plants in the garden
Experts say that burning can only happen under very special conditions and only on hairy leaves. For example, the drop of water would need a certain shape, and the light rays would also have to hit the drop in a certain direction.
Nevertheless, there is a reason why it is better to water in the morning or evening: in the midday sun, the water evaporates faster than in the morning or evening. Thus, in the midday heat, some of the water is wasted. But what is the best time to water plants in the garden? And which plants are so poisonous that it is best to remove them?
Gardening tips: It is best to water plants in the morning between three and four o'clock
Early risers will be thrilled by the answer to this question. If you like to lie in bed longer and are still a garden fan, you have to yawn at the answer. "It's best to water the plants between three and four o'clock in the morning, because that's when the soil is coolest. In this way, the water seeps deep into the earth to the roots," Focus Online quotes Jürgen Herrmannsdörfer from the Federal Association of Retail Gardeners (BVE).
Especially during hot periods, it is important to water the plants in the garden as well. Because if there is little precipitation and it is also unusually hot, the most robust plant can hardly survive. But if getting up between three and four o'clock in the morning is too early for you, the technology has a solution ready: an irrigation system equipped with a timer.
Gardening tips: If you water plants in the blazing midday sun, the water evaporates relatively quickly
So you should generally water in the morning or very late in the evening: If you water plants in the blazing midday sun, the water evaporates relatively quickly, so it is sometimes wasted. Some experts also point out that large temperature differences can cause a kind of cold shock in plants.
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