Growing Tomatoes and Peppers in Arizona – When NOT to Water Wilting Plants – Organic Gardening Tips
This is a quick video to show you how, although watered, my tomato and pepper plants do wilt when exposed to the direct sunlight. No reason to worry, because only a few minutes after the passing of the sun, they got back to normal. You should never water your plants during the day in Arizona. Wait until late evening or early morning to do so.
When I first planted them, for both, tomato and peeper plants, in the planting hole, I added:
1. One tablespoon of Epsom salt
2. One tablespoon of Azomite rock dust
3. One tablespoon of homemade eggshell and banana peel fertilizer. Here is the link to the video so you can see how I make my own organic potassium and calcium fertilizer at home:
4. A hand full of Dr. Earth organic fertilizer
5. One crashed baby aspirin per plant
The tomato plants in this video were started indoors from organic seeds on February 14th, 2016. I transplanted them into bigger cups on March 4th.
The pepper plants in this video were started indoors from organic seeds on February 22nd, 2016.
I transplanted both, the tomato and pepper plants into my raised garden bed on April 13th, 2016. And this video is from April 19th, 2016.
The garden is located on the East side of my house, so it only gets about 5 to 6 hours of morning sun.
I water the garden every day after 7 pm.
*If in the desert location like me:
– never water your plants during the day.
– always let the water run for a while until is normal temperature
I’m located in grow Zone 9 (Arizona… desert), so with a little luck, hopefully, I will be picking tomatoes and peppers this summer.
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