Examine your soil visually and with your hands to determine the need for additional water. Water deeply
by drip, furrow, or sprinkler irrigation to encourage deep rooting. However, avoid wetting the foliage
or fruit with overhead watering. If you allow water to seep through to the top few inches of your soil
only, root growth will be stunted and, in some crops, may cause blossom drop. Keep adequate moisture in
the deeper soil layers even when plants are small. Deep moisture is harder to replace later in the growing
season without overirrigating.
Proper irrigation will keep your plants vigorous and help protect them from thrips damage and sunburn.
a hose or drip tape between rows of plants