A FARMER warned that not every plant should be watered right before harvest.
He said not many people are aware that they need to stop watering a popular fruit and vegetable a week or two early for best results.
Noah Young (@theshilohfarm) shared the advice with over 800,000 TikTok followers.
The expert recommended gardeners stop watering the potatoes two to three weeks before picking them from the ground.
“A wet potato is more likely to rot in storage, so it should be nice and dry when you harvest it,” he explained.
On the other hand, as the name suggests, watermelons typically require copious amounts of water throughout the growing season, about two inches of water per week.
However, the farmer reiterated his advice for potatoes, recommending gardeners stop watering the fruit a week before harvest.
“That’s because excess water actually dilutes the sugar content of the fruit itself,” he said, explaining that the desert plant can handle the heat.
People used the comments to share their opinions on his advice.
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