How to Water a Vegetable Garden

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Watering a vegetable garden requires using a gentle shower of water to avoid damaging small and young plants. Use a watering can or a hose attachment to achieve the right water pressure with advice from an experienced horticulturist in this free video on... View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb and we're at Willow Tree Nursery in St. Petersburg, Florida. How do you water your garden? Well a lot of people just use a lot of pressure and wash out their little seedlings and small plantings. So I guess the key is to be gentle. Now one of the nice things about some of these watering wands is that they've got a turn off and turn on device on them and that makes it easier to work with where you're not putting out a large stream of water. You can see it's almost like a shower head on the end of some of these watering devices. And there's a good reason for it, because you want to give your little plants a nice little gentle shower. Many cases you have to have a device where you can turn it off and on because not like the old days where you could just go out and water with your thumb on the end of the hose, there's actually sometimes water restrictions in certain parts of the country where you have to really say water's on, water's off. Now the oldest way of course would be just a simple watering can. And the watering can, most of them have devices on the end that kind of make it a bit more of a bit of a light shower if you will as we water these nasturtions. When you pick a watering device, make sure that it's more shower head like, hopefully it has a turn off and turn off device that's going to be on and off so you can conserve water. Remember it's an important resource that you want to really treasure. For ask mrgreenthumb.com, I'm Stan DeFreitas.