Learn how to make your own herb garden at home with this instructional video tutorial - How to Water
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Hi. I’m Amy Stewart. And in this segment, I’m going to tell you the most effective way to water your herbs.
Now, as I’ve told you before, the best place for an Italian herb garden is the sunniest spot in your house or on your deck or in your yard where you have the ability to keep your herbs safe from pests and stuff like that or wild animals. Water is going to be one of the most important ingredients. We’ve already done our part to make sure we have plenty of great drainage. We’ve done our part to make sure that the soil is as nutritious as it could possibly be for the herbs that are growing in it. But now, we need to make sure that we don’t kill them with water.
So I have a watering jug. And in this case, these plants have never been watered in these containers. So I’m going to go ahead and water them and I’m going to give you my very best tip for how not to kill these things with water as we go. So first, we’ll do our sprout. And, I’m just kind of giving it some gentle water. You can always go back and water more so you don’t have to feel that you have to drown them the first time. And then the other thing that I will show with you is, the very best times or day to water your plants are; first thing in the morning, before the sun gets really hot, and in the evening after the sun has started to go down. And the reason for this is that particularly with some of the more delicate leaved plants, if you water this thing in the heat of the sun in the sunniest spot of your house or your garden, the leaves will basically fry. So you don’t want to start cooking your herbs before you get them to the kitchen, and that is the very best tip I have for how to keep your herbs alive with water.