Florida gardeners should be savvy about irrigation

Florida growers should be wary of over-watering their garden and greenhouse plants, according to an online resource.

Aside from being against many state ordinances, too much hydration can be a bad thing for established plants, TCpalm.com revealed.

It suggested feeding trees and shrubs around half to three-quarters of an inch of water twice a week for optimum results, including rainfall.

The website suggested that horticulture enthusiasts install low-volume irrigation systems in annual flower beds to help keep the volume of water used down.

Drip irrigation in vegetable gardens should also help keep food crops hydrated enough to grow, but still have dry leaves, which will help guard against pests and diseases.

On the subject of vegetables, the site said gardeners can still plant tomatoes, turnips, broccoli, peppers, carrots and green beads, thanks to Floridas climate.

While some parts of the US are facing a chilly winter, the Sunshine State is currently enjoying temperatures in the mid 70s.