Watering your plants and garden:

  1. Plants use water for photosynthesis. It allows them to move nutrients throughout their entire body.
  2. Plants absorb water through their roots. This is why it’s important to check the moisture of the soil below the top layer of soil - about 10cm deep is a good start.
  3. The best time to water plants is early in the morning.
  4. Rainwater is better than tap water. This is because rainwater has a higher nutrient content of nitrogen and oxygen which plants need to survive.
  5. Put indoor plants out in the rain occasionally to help wash off any dust on the leaves. This will help clear their pores (stomata) and allow the plant to absorb more light to grow.
  6. Don’t use boiling hot or freezing cold water to water plants.
  7. Both underwatering and overwatering can cause leaves to wilt.
  8. Indoor plants generally don’t need as much water as outdoor plants.