Re: Question for Richard and/or sunfish.
You're correct, I mistyped. I meant once a week. I just watered all my plants 2 days ago, then placed some compost/mulch on top. I'll wait a week and keep checking soil moisture level. I have a gauge with 2 prongs (frome Home Depot) that I use. I inserted the prongs as deep down as I can, usually can get to 7"-9", if it's on the dry side I water. My soil is rocky clay. I've noticed that since I've moved into this house 3 years ago, many of the soils around my plants have gotten softer. Probably due to watering, mulching, and soils breaking up naturally. At first, it was real difficult digging the planting holes.