Sunday, in the time it took to clip a bouquet of basil from the herb garden and walk it back to the kitchen, it was already wilting.
On days when the heat is oppressive, it is nice to spritz anything green in the garden. My lawn likes beer. It can be leftover, flat from the can or still fizzy and cold. No beer? Ice tea will also refresh and pick up anything green.
Below is my favorite hose end sprayer. It doesn't clog nearly so easily as any other brand or type I've used.
Ace - Ortho® Tree & Shrub Spray-Ette (0833810)
Ice tea and beer is so mild- I don't worry about the dilution rate. Just pour in the container, fill it with water, and spray away!