need a drink.
Like all other living things, plants cannot live without
water. Besides being an important part of photosynthesis,
water carries nutrients from the soil to different parts of
the plant. Nutrients in the soil dissolve or mix with water.
Tiny hairs on the plant’s roots act like straws and
suck up the water. Finally, the water moves from the plant’s
roots and carries the nutrients up through its stem and into
In order for plants in a garden to grow, you must make sure
they have enough water. Check the soil around your plants
every day. When the soil feels dry, use a watering can or
gentle sprinkler until the soil feels as damp as a wrung out
sponge. Remember that to conserve or save water you should
only water your plants when they need it.
more about watering your garden