Watering is an important part on container gardening.
The crops only have a limit space for roots to absorb water and nutrients.
Look my eggplants, they grow well on five liters lubricant jerry cans.
You can see a clusters of green tomatoes in five kilograms paint bucket.
The limited space is not a serious problem.
If we give them enough water and nutrients, they will grow well.
We usually use residual water from our kitchen sink.
When we wash vegetables, meat or rice, we collect and save the residual water from it.
It really save our clean water.
In Central Java, Water that used to wash rice is called 'leri'.
It have white color like as aqueous milk.
That water has so many nutrition that very useful for plants growth, especially vitamin B (to keep off the plants from stress).
We will dilute it, and ready to apply.
So... it will be an additional 'fertilizer' for our crops.
We also collect rain water for watering our crops.
To reduce the evaporation, we usually use newspaper as a mulch to cover the media.
To save the water, we give watering just on the media.
Flush enough water to the media, not too much.
We only give a little amount of water twice a day during the dry season, in the early morning and late afternoon.
At this time the weather is really favorable for the plant to absorb and keep the water, low evaporation.
No watering during rainy season, except indoor plants.
We have ever tried simple drip irrigation using plastic bottles, but it's not effective for us who have a lot of containers.
Friend, what will you do to be 'smart' in watering?
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