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Paano Diligan ang Halaman sa Paso (How to Water Plants in Container) - with English subtitle.

Paano Diligan ang Halaman sa Paso (How to Water Plants in Container) - with English subtitle.
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    A Pleasant day to all of you and welcome to
    my Channel The Late Grower.
    The topic for today is how to water plants
    in container.
    PLant Containers can be plastic,
    in polybags
    like this eggplant
    and also includes those in clay pots like this Dragonfruit.
    Let's start with the question
    on WHEN should plant in
    containers be watered?
    Is it in the morning or in the evening?
    The normal time or schedule for watering
    is in the morning
    just before sunrise .
    It could be around 6am to 7am
    The general rule is before the plant gets exposed
    to the heat of the sun.
    But if you're busy because of work,
    you can also water your plants in the evening.
    So there really is no problem whether you water in
    the morning or in the evening.
    Just don't water plants
    when the sun is already up such as during noontime.
    This is because plastic containers
    tend to get hot when exposed
    to the heat of the sun.
    Watering plants in the middle of the
    day may put your plants in shock or stress.
    So what are the signs that the
    plant in container needs to be watered?
    I look for two signs:
    First is to check the soil
    by inserting a finger two to three inches deep
    into the soil.
    If I feel that that the soil is no longer
    cold or moist
    then it is a sign that the plant need to be watered.
    So that's the first sign.
    The second is by looking at the leaves.
    When leaves are wilting especially during midday
    and the top soil is dry then that is the sign that it needs watering
    But don't water immediately.
    Take it out of the sun and into a shaded area
    let it recover and cool off
    before watering.
    So HOW should plants in container be watered?
    There are actually
    many methods being used to water plants
    For seedlings
    I have here as example pepper seedling
    and tomato.
    What I do is put them in basin with water.
    like so...
    This method will
    allow soil to slowly absorb water from the bottom up.
    This method helps to not disturb the
    young roots of the seedlings
    Top watering might dislocate some of the soil and
    expose the roots
    Another example here is this Papaya seedling
    in a 12 oz. cup.
    As you can see the soil is very dry
    soil will absorb water
    from the bottom and upwards so
    in a few minutes this soil will turn to black
    and totally watered.
    Just don't let the seedlings stay in the water for too long.
    Five to ten minutes is enough.
    Papaya in particular does not want
    its roots to be wet for too long.
    When it comes to bigger containers:
    Here I have water spinach (Kangkong)
    planted in a 6-liter container.
    Watering should be direct to the soil.
    Not on top of the plant.
    Actually plants can also be watered on top
    especially if you have a big garden
    it can also be done by hosing the plants
    The problem with hosing is
    plants can already be drifting wet but the soil has not received enough water.
    So watering should be direct to the soil
    like so..
    When watering plants in container
    you should make sure that water will come out of the bottom.
    Water should reach the bottom of the container where lots of roots are located.
    As you can see here, water is already coming ut of the bottom
    but there are still portions that are dry.
    In this case you have to repeat watering
    So even if water is already coming out of the bottom
    the process must be repeated
    two to three times at most.
    This is to make sure that the soil is evenly watered.
    If not watered thoroughly, we might end up
    with only a partially watered plant.
    With the upper half being wet
    and the bottom half being dry.
    This is one method to make sure the bottom roots will stay alive
    and will not be forced to go up to look for water.
    The soil mix then must be loamy
    and well draining.
    Just like what you see here where water
    immediately reached the bottom of the container.
    When it comes to big containers
    just like this Papaya planted in
    a 15-gallon container.
    It is advisable that the container also has holes on the side.
    Watering plants in a big container like this
    apply the same principle
    of letting water come out of the bottom
    to make sure that it is properly watered.
    Big containers like this must also
    be elevated or on a stand
    especially during rainy season
    to prevent water from being trapped in the bottom.
    So how often should plants be watered?
    As mentioned earlier,
    I only look for two signs:
    When the top two to three inches of the top soil is dry
    that is a sign that the plant needs watering
    or when the leaves are wilting.
    It can also happen that the top soil is wet
    but the bottom portion is dry
    This happens when thorough watering is not done
    This is why when watering you have to make sure that water reaches and comes out of the bottom.
    It is also important to understand
    the watering requirements
    of the plants chosen to grow in container.
    In this example aloe vera
    and dragonfruit.
    They belong to the succulent family.
    They don't have much water requirement.
    These type of plants store
    water in its stem
    so they can afford not getting water
    for one week or even two weeks
    They actually prefer soil to be dry
    This dragonfruit is in a big container
    and has fully grown.
    I don't water it frequently
    It gets watered only when I need to put fertilizer
    It gets watered fully during the rainy season.
    One thing good about dragonfruit is
    it can withstand even too much rain
    as long as you have a well-draining soil.
    Tomatoes require frequent watering
    compared to pepper plants.
    Tomatoes don't want dry soil for a long time.
    Especially when planted out in the open
    tomatoes must be watered regularly
    preferably in the morning
    or even at night when necessary.
    Pepper plants on the other hand
    are stronger and
    can withstand occasional drought.
    It can also withstand ocasional over-watering
    But when it is already fruiting
    pepper plants don't want
    the soil to be always wet.
    When it comes to the kind of water to be used in watering plants.
    One might ask what kind of water to be used in watering plants....
    Water from deep-well
    or jack pump
    are good for watering plants.
    Rain water is the best
    During start of rainy season you will notice
    even in vacant lots
    the sudden growth of plants
    and that is because rain water
    rehydrates the soil.
    which is what plants need.
    Question is, it is okay to use chlorinated water?
    Water from companies like Maynilad,
    or water from swimming pool?
    You can use chlorinated water as long as
    chlorine is not too strong.
    If water has too much chlorine,
    we can even taste it,
    then do not use it to water plants.
    The best way to do is put that chlorinated water in a bucket
    and let it sit there for at least overnight,
    and afterwards you can use it to water your plants.
    This way the much of the chlorine already evaporated.
    Chlorine is not really harmful to plants
    it can even be better for plants in small amounts
    The problem is when there is too much concentration of chlorine
    it might delay the plant's growth.
    Chlorine is actually a micronutrient
    needed by plants
    but needed only in small quantity.
    So if your water has more chlorine than usual
    better if you can let it sit in a bucket
    for 24 hours or at least overnight.
    This is it, the video is already long.
    Thank you very much for watching
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    I noticed in the past few days
    the surge in the channel's subscription
    so I want to thank all of you for supporting the channel.
    Thank you so much again
    and hope to see you in my next videos.
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