Although too much water or poor drainage can drown a plant or encourage disease, fruit plants still need moisture. Shallow-rooted crops, like blueberries and strawberries, especially need ample water. If your climate provides natural rainfall, you may still have to supplement it. The most critical periods are at planting time and during fruit swell.

I recommend trickle irrigation for watering berry-producing plants, either with a soaker hose, a regular hose set quite low, or an in-ground system with emitters especially designed for this purpose (see Chapter 4). These methods allow the water to reach the roots evenly and gradually and yet avoid wetting the fruit (wet fruit is susceptible to rot, a particular concern for raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries).

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