Rainwater is Better for Your Garden

Have you ever noticed that after a rain, your garden seems to look especially lush, green and healthy?

No, you're not imagining things. Rainwater actually is better for plants.

It comes down to the chemistry of rain water when compared to tap water. The water that comes from a hose is tap water, too. 

Benefits of Rainwater

Rainwater absorbs a small amount of nitrogen (in the forms of nitrates and ammonium) from the air as it...

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Mulching Your Garden

It's a good practice to mulch your vegetable garden. The benefits definitely outweigh the drawbacks of extra work and extra expense. 

Mulch is a layer put on top of the soil and its purpose is to block weeds and keep the soil moist. People sometimes think of mulch as an organic substance, like compost, wood chips, or straw. It can also be a layer of plastic sheeting, cardboard, or newspaper. Personally, I prefer to use an organic...

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