It's really important to give your vegetables the right amount of water. Too little water, and they can dry out. Too much, and they can drown.

It's really important to give your vegetables the right amount of water. Too little water, and they can dry out. Too much, and they can drown

We've designed our subscriptions to help you as much as we can. Our compost contains coir - natural fibres from coconuts - which has great water retention abilities. Perfect for pots. Our pots have drainage holes and saucers to further regulate the water in the compost, and our growing guides will teach you how to water each different vegetable through every stage of its life. 

However, we can't predict the weather! So it's best you also follow these 3 easy rules.

1. Little and Often

Watering regularly with a small amount of water is much better than drenching your plants intermittently. 

How regularly you need to water is all down to the conditions - in the winter you may only need to water every couple of weeks, while the summer it could be as much as multiple waters a week. Which brings us to our next point.

2. Finger Test

You can test if you need to water or not by sticking your finger 5cm into your compost. If it comes out dry it's time to water. If it's moist then the vegetables should be fine to carry on. 

We check 5cm into the compost, rather than at the surface, as this is where the roots will be getting the moisture from. 

3. Pick your Pots Up

Another great way to know when to water is by getting to know how heavy your pots should be - no joke! Most of the weight in your pots is the water in the compost.

By regularly picking your pots up you'll start being able to tell when they are lighter than usual and need a water!



And remember if you're ever in doubt, you can always drop us a line.