Pepper and its watering
Your garden, your little piece of paradise, where you can plant everything you want. Every day you go out, break through the weeds, water it, spud it, and, in the end, get the desired crop. Harvesting is probably one of the most enjoyable activities. But, what, then, if everything goes wrong as you want? If you are doing everything right and you want to get a good harvest, but wasn’t it? What is the reason? Let's look at an example of proper watering when growing vegetable (bell) pepper. And we will determine all the positive and harmful factors of irrigation that affect the development and fertility of pepper.
Bell pepper does not like drought
Pepper does not like drought and reacts very sharply and painfully to it. Therefore, if you decide to plant seedlings of vegetable pepper in the holes in dry weather, and even at low humidity, then you are guaranteed that half of your crop will be lost.
Also, in such weather conditions, bell peppers are very poorly pollinated, and even pollination may not occur. In such cases, the flower simply dries and falls off. But if nevertheless pollination has occurred, although it was not complete, the fetus may mingle, but form ugly and tasteless.
When is it better to water bell pepper?
As we know, pepper blooms in phases, the flower bud is directed upward towards the sun, so watering must be done with each opening of the flower. It is necessary to water pepper as often as possible, especially to intensify watering pepper in a dry time. On such days watering is required twice a day in the morning and in the evening. You should not water pepper in the afternoon, as the hot sun just burns it.
After the pepper has been correctly pollinated and an ovary has appeared, pepper growth begins. At the beginning, pepper grows in length, then it begins to grow in width, and only at the very end of its growth do its walls begin to condense. If at this moment you do not follow the pepper and give it the right amount of moisture, the fruits can turn out to be thin, dry and small.
But also do not overdo it. If the pepper is very moistened, its roots may become weak or even rot, which will lead to the death of the plant. Excess water can also attract the worst enemy of the pepper - slugs that will happily feast on your pepper and ruin your harvest.
A few words about feeding pepper
Pepper loves top dressing. Therefore, do not forget to add humus to the soil. Pepper needs good aeration, so after watering, do not let the earth turn into a crust, timely aerate the soil. This will help you retain moisture longer in the soil, as well as enhance the good penetration of oxygen to the roots of the plant.