Making Sure Your
Garden Gets Enough Water
Can with straight
plain old tin can into your garden soil out in the oven. It should be in a
place where the leaves of plants don't block the rain, or sprinkler, or
whatever you use to water your garden.
you can "gauge," or measure, how much water your plants have had from Nature in
the form of rain, and act accordingly. If the rain gauge is empty, better
water. If it's full, empty it out, and don't water that day.
place a ruler inside the can, and use a permanent marker such as a Sharpie to
mark off inches from the bottom up. Then bury the can a few inches into the
soil so that it'll stay upright.
the water level in the can at least once a week. You'll want to make sure that
a combination of rain and sprinkling
will equal an inch of water a week. If not, you'll have to sprinkle or
hand-water a little extra.