Caring for Plants

Break out the water! Today is Water a Flower Day! You can use a hose, a watering can, or even a water balloon. Get creative and have some fun!

Did you plant a small garden last month with us (link)? If not, don’t worry, there are still plenty of ways to water your plants AND teach your children about the importance of water!

Why Water?

Just like people, plants need water to survive. Too little water and plants shrivel up and die. Too much and they can die as well. The Garden Web states that “how much water is enough” is based on the area temperature.

If the soil is dry to a depth of a half an inch or so, it’s time to water. How often you need to water varies greatly with the temperature. With high temperatures in the mid-70s (24 C), watering once a week will probably be more than adequate. But when temperatures hit the mid-90s (35 C), you may need to water as often as every other day.

Humans Need Water, Too!

Did you know water makes up more than two-thirds of our body weight? In fact, water is the most important nutrient you can put in your body! Without water, we’d actually die in a few days. So it’s crucial to stay properly hydrated.

The Magic of Water

Water does amazing things for us, including:

  • Removes harmful toxins from the body
  • Regulates our body temperature
  • Transports nutrients throughout our body
  • Helps our bodies heal themselves.

How Much Do We Need?

Ideally, the average person will need to drink between 9-13 cups of water every single day. A handy tip for those wanting to know how much they drink is to carry around a cup and keep track every time you finish it. This way, you can see if you are getting the proper amounts and if not, drink more water!

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