Watering cole crops
Cole crops can be grown under drip, sprinkler, or furrow irrigation. Examine your soil visually and with
your hands to determine the need for additional water. Water deeply by drip, furrow, or overhead irrigation
to encourage deep rooting. Avoid wetting foliage with overhead watering. If you allow water to seep through
only to the top few inches of your soil, root growth will be stunted. Keep adequate moisture in the deeper
soil layers even when plants are small. Deep moisture is harder to replace later in the growing season
Proper irrigation will keep your plants vigorous and help protect them from thrips damage.
a hose or drip tape between rows of plants