Is it permitted to water one's flowers during the 9 days? Or is this not permitted? What is the halacha here? Let me know, thanks.

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Welcome to Mi Yodeya! According to the sefer Peninei Halacha (a resource I highly recommend) it is no problem.

Similarly, one may not plant anything that brings joy, like decorative trees, hedges, or flowers (SA 551:2). However, one may maintain a decorative garden, water the garden, mow the lawn, and continue regular maintenance.

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    (Assuming one is not in Israel this year)
    – Joel K
    Jul 31 at 6:42
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    @JoelK Shmittah is a whole different topic.
    – N.T.
    Jul 31 at 6:43
  • That is not a reliable source. Melamed’s “halachic” books have been banned by the gedolim.
    – Ffsyfyd
    Jul 31 at 13:04
  • @fssyfyd I think only dati Leumi gedolim and only his book on taharas hamishpacha
    – robev
    Jul 31 at 16:57
  • @Ffsyfyd Can you provide more information? I've read his works on sugyos I know and he does a good job.
    – N.T.
    Jul 31 at 20:54

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