How Does irrigation change during winter?

How does irrigation change during winter? As there are places where it rains more and is colder, the humidity is usually higher and, therefore, the waterings are not the same as in the driest times. And here, say the huerteras, the best signal to know if you need to water is to touch the ground. you have to treat the earth as when you bake a cake, but the other way around. In other words, when you bake a cake you have to put a stick in it and it has to come out dry.

On the other hand, with an orchard it is the other way around, In this sense, if you touch the ground and see that it is wet, that’s fine, you don’t have to water. When not, irrigation is lacking. And if it is flooded then there is excess water. “As it is colder, the plant perspires less and needs less water. Depending on the rains you can distance an irrigation for a week. It all depends on the need for the vegetables. You can water once a week.

As long as there is rain, of course, you don’t have to water and if you don’t have rain, you have to go testing with the humidity. If they see that a plant is decaying, and they feel that it lacks water, they add it. Do not use automatic irrigation, do a quarantine exercise of watering manually because that involves me more with the garden, it makes me be present and observe it.

For the anxious: when can you harvest what is grown in winter? The common answer to this question is always going to be that it depends on the vegetable that was grown. But if there is a common answer, it is that you have to wait, at least, until spring. “In August we begin to see the first harvestable fruits but it will depend. In fact, in August you have to be more careful because the temperatures are beginning to improve and these unexpected frosts are coming and they can kill all the crops, so there you have to be watchful with the temperatures.

It happens that having a garden is an excellent exercise to cultivate patience, although we cultivate now, the crops that grow the fastest can be lettuce, mustard, arugula and radishes. And that could be harvested in two months or a little longer. In the end, he says, “it’s a great learning experience.”