… A very good place to start!
Normally on the weeks that we have the younger kids, I start them out with the very basics of gardening so they get a good understanding of a few key concepts. One of those is watering. The things I try to emphasize are:
-Where does a plant take up water? (Roots) Where should we aim our watering can? (The ground, by the roots)
-Many plants don’t like their leaves wet and it can worsen disease.
-Water each plant for five seconds and move on to another plant (normally several kids hit one individual plant so they do get a good soak without drowning)
-On average, plants in our area need approximately one inch of water per week. Every day we check the rain gauge and plan accordingly.
Here we are putting our skills into practice!