By Farmer Ross
Howdy Harvest Gardeners!
Hopefully the warmer weather will return soon so you can be back out in the garden. The plants are really starting to take off, grow, and show some green!
It is really important to make sure they are getting the right amount of water in these early stages. If they are young plants, you want to water whenever the top 1/2" of soil become dry. This can be every 1-2 days depending on the weather. If they are seedlings, you want to continuously keep the soil damp for the first week of their sprouting. They really need that constant moisture to best germinate.
If you notice a yellowing on the young sprouts, which is very common, it is typically an inconsistency of watering. The young plants need to have a consistent watering method. When they have too much water or too little, they tend to have stunted growth and yellowing of the leaves.
I also enjoy spraying the soils with some soil probiotics in these early stages to give an extra boost to the compost I added at the beginning of the season. I use Mayan MicroZyme, which is a great product and company.
As always, happy growing!