Question: How often should I water my plants? How much water should I use?
Answer: During the first two weeks after transplanting, it is important to keep the soil directly around your plants moist, as the roots need time to establish themselves in their new home. Watering directly around the base of the plant will provide the necessary moisture for the roots to grow down deep into ground. Once established, plants in containers and baskets need to be watered at least once per day on hot days, while plants in the ground can go a day or two between watering sessions. It is a good rule of thumb to give the soil a good soaking when you do water.