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Master Gardener Tips June 4, 2024

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By Katie Markheim, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Even though the Panhandle has been receiving some rainfall this year, the wind has been just as abundant, so keep an eye on that garden as the soil dries and temperatures rise this growing season. Hi! Iā€™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.