How often should you water garlic in the garden during the heat wave in June

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Garlic is one of the favorite seasonings in Ukrainian and other cuisines, and it is quite easy to grow in your garden. But the quality of the harvest largely depends on how well you water this vegetable in June when it is actively growing and forming.

Experienced gardeners have clear algorithms for caring for garlic on hot summer days. OBOZ.UA asked them about their secrets.

In general, garlic is considered a drought-resistant crop. But the complete absence of water in the soil leads to the fact that the vegetable absorbs fewer nutrients and this negatively affects its taste and ability to be stored in winter. And, of course, it affects the yield of garlic.

How often do you need to water garlic in June

If the month is dry, you need to add water to the garlic bed every 4-5 days. The water should moisten the soil to a depth of at least 20 cm. According to rough calculations, you will need 3-4 buckets per square meter of the garden. In this case, you need to water the garlic at the root.

Gardening experts say that garlic should be watered either deeply or not at all. Weak watering leads to the fact that the plant slowly develops suction roots and this has a bad effect on its overall condition.

If there is enough rain in June, it is better to skip watering the garlic during wet periods. Excessive water leads to rotting of the fruit in the ground. Moreover, if the rains are very heavy, it is necessary to dig drainage grooves in the garden to protect the crop from getting wet.

How to fertilize garlic in the summer months

At the stage of head formation and ripening, garlic needs phosphorus and potassium. These can be provided by superphosphate and potassium magnesium. Dissolve 20 and 10 grams of these substances in 10 liters of water, respectively, and apply this solution after watering at the rate of one bucket per square meter of the garden.

You can also prepare an ash infusion. Two glasses of dry ash are poured with a bucket of water and kept for 1-2 days. Then the plants are watered with this solution. You can also apply ash dry. It is sprinkled on the ground around each plant and between rows between waterings.

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