water and a new plant in the ground in October
Yesterday I did my final planting for this year. It was a perennial recently purchased from a nursery. I think I did well in terms of augmenting the soil (triple mix mixed with a couple of handfuls of 'rock dust').
Of course as part of the planting process I did use lots of water but then I thought about this a bit more and considering how late it is in the year i.e. mid October (zone 5) I wonder how I should proceed re further watering as it is possible to get a sudden frost or worse a harder freeze and so excess water around the roots would freeze and of course that would not be good for the plants survival over winter.
Maybe I shouldn't water anymore at all?
How much do the roots take in or really need this late in the year.