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How To Collect And Use Rainwater To Grow Healthy Crops And Plants

Rainwater is beneficial for any garden, but also for apartment plants. Take advantage of every rainy day and collect the water you need for your plants.

Collect rainwater
Rainwater is considered to be one of the cleanest types of water because it doesn’t contain limestone and other salts. During rainy days it’s good to collect pluvial water in large containers such as barrels. These can be placed either under the gutters or in an area where rainwater flows in large quantities.

When the barrel is filled, cover it with a lid and store it in a dark and cool place such as the warehouse or cellar. Then use the collected rainwater to water the plants in the garden on dry days. This procedure will save you money, and you’ll notice that your plants will grow harmoniously and will be healthier.

The advantage of collecting rainwater
If you don’t have an irrigation system in the garden, during drought, your plants may suffer from water deficiency. Water is very expensive, whether is tap or hydrofoil fountain water. Instead, collecting rainwater is free and you can water the plants in the garden when you need it.

If you have a large garden and you don’t have the chance to get enough water to wet all the plants, use rainwater only for the most sensitive ones.

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