Sam measures a plant's height.
Measurements of plants are done in different ways. One of the easiest is to stand a ruler next to the plant and measure the height of a particular stem or the whole plant. Measurements can be made daily, weekly, or monthly. Choose a frequency that matches the age of the plant and a question about the plant. Here are some points to consider.
- A newly planted or very young plant might be expected to grow more rapidly.
- A plant just pruned or trimmed might have a stem that would grow more rapidly, or not.
- An established might grow more rapidly during the spring than in the summer.
Choose a question to answer and decide on the frequency of your measurements that would best answers the question.