Watering. An essential gardening skill
The number one reason plants die (indoors or outdoors) is overwatering.
No, these people aren’t monsters. They are caring loving individuals who love their plants to death.
Once you have mastered the knuckle test, you’ll never overwater.
- Feel the top of the soil, if it’s wet, don’t water.
- Next, Insert your index finger up to your first knuckle into the soil. First knuckle equals about 1/2 inch.
- If the soil feels dry (top 1/2 inch of soil), give your plant a drink.
- If the soil feels moist along the finger, don’t water.
Plants that prefer drier growing conditions (lavender, rosemary, jade, snake plant or ZZ plant)or plants growing in a larger pot, are “two knuckle plants”. Two knucke is equal to about 1 inch. Let the top 1 inch of the soil dry out before watering.