Master Gardener Tips July 26, 2023


By Katie Markheim, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Even though the Panhandle’s been receiving its fair share of rainfall this year, keep an eye on that garden as temperatures rise this growing season. Hi! I’m Katie Markheim, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener, here to share a few quick tips about watering and fertilizing your growing garden plants.

•  Veggie plants need about 1 inch of water per week, preferably applied in one application.

•  Keep the water source close to the ground to keep it from splashing, which can spread disease.

•  Use a water-soluble fertilizer, diluted according to label directions to give transplants a good start.

•  Use compost or well-aged manure as a side-dressing for ongoing fertilization.