Watering Tomatoes Properly
Seedlings can be especially tender, but here in the mile high city, we have to be especially careful to water our tomatoes well. Not just because of preserving water but because of the change of sunburning your plants or sunscald, as it is commonly known, on your tomatoes.
How can watering increase sunscald?
If you overhead water your tender seedlings those little specks of water become
little lenses that increase the sun's ability to burn "holes" in the plants.
Different Forms of Watering
Using a food safe hose, there are many options available, look for a no-clog option
Olla and Drip Olla
Ollas are clay pots that are buried partly underground. The plants within 2 feet
benefit from slow release and also pull water through the pot. Although it can be accomplished
with plastic bottles with pinholes, it usually doesn't work as well in typical rich soil. Drip ollas
are easier to fill up combining the other methods.
Enjoy your garden!