The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hand Watering System

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Hand watering lets you adjust the amount of water as conditions dictate. Watering is done by hand so we can direct the water low to the ground, keeping the foliage dry, and the water is applied lightly so it doesn’t bounce up and wet the lower foliage.

Hand watering is often a difficult task to master in greenhouse production. The goal is to adequately saturate the root media to maintain the plant until the next irrigation.

Here, this advantages of hand watering are:

· The simplest and most common irrigation system is a garden hose or a portable sprinkler.

· The advantage of hand watering is that you can easily avoid over watering.

· Use a nozzle to control the flow.

· When water stops being absorbed into the ground, move to another location.

· Wait an hour, and then plunge a long screwdriver or space into the ground to check that the soil is moist to a depth of six to ten inches.

Hand watering can be very efficient if it is done properly. Each plant can be watered based on its needs, and water can be applied directly to the ground rather than solely overtop as with the overhead sprinklers. Kink-free hoses are commonly available and most garden centers sell a good quality wand and “water breaker” to create a rain-like shower. In a community or school garden, where many different people might have small individual plots, hand watering allows each person to water their area to their liking. The big disadvantages to hand watering are the time required and inability to use a timer. Also, if someone is inexperienced, there is a good chance plants will either be over- or under-watered.

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