Along with sunlight, proper watering is the most important attribute to any healthy garden. Every plant type has a specific taste for water, some are more thirsty than others. So, the first step is to determine how much water each plant in your garden requires. Take a look at the container your seeds or plant came in, it should tell you the amount of water it requires. If you lost the original packaging, a quick google should point you in the right direction. The amount of water you give to your plant will result in different sized fruits and veggies. For example, the more water you give your tomatoes the larger they will become, but this sacrifices flavor. Conversely, the less you water your peppers, the spicier they become. Most plants like a happy medium, a moist soil; not too soggy and not too dry. Once you determine how much water each plant needs, try to water in the morning, avoid wetting leaves, and make sure to water the soil evenly! When it is hot and leaves begin to wilt, you will most likely need to water your plant twice or more thoroughly to ensure the water is reaching the roots. When watering, avoid watering the leaves of plants as this could encourage disease growth. It’s best to water your plants in the morning, as excess moisture will evaporate.