Rain Water 100 % Better Than Tap Water

Two days of 50 and 60 degree weather and almost 2 inches of rain. Radishes seem to double in size and onions have shot up by at least 2 inches or more in the past 2 days. Grin … that’s a good thing. Tomato’s seedlings have stalled out and are waiting for warmer weather to resume growing.

With this nice rain, soil is wet enough that I will plant a short row of Detroit beets and another row of Turnips. I’m not a big fan of turnip roots but I do like young tender beet and turnip greens.

Today is a good day to empty, clean and refill my hummingbird feeders.

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12 responses to “Rain Water 100 % Better Than Tap Water

  1. Glad to hear you got rain. Now we need to conjure up a bit. We are in midst of lots of fires.

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    • Fires are really hard to deal with.
      In that aspect I’m lucky. We don’t have a lot of trees and brush to deal with, mostly treeless grass lands. Keeping grass mowed short makes controlling fires fairly easy.
      😦 Besides, almost any thing that can burn was burned away 4 or 5 years ago at the start of this long lasting dry spell.
      Be safe.
      Happy rainy spring gardening


  2. Yes, rain has a magical touch on the crops!! My rhubarb has just taken off, hope we will have tinkle of rain again to keep up the momentum 🙂

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  3. I’m grateful for the rain keeping the pollen tamped down a bit here (NC). It’s so bad this year (the pollen) that the air looks smudgy/dirty and yellow puffs whirl around when a car passes by. Instead of Picasso’s Blue Period, I’m calling it Mother Nature’s Yellow Period and hoping it doesn’t cause my allergies to take me down. I’ve got to get my garden going and don’t have time to be sick!

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    • I agree. The rain has cleansed the air of some of the dust coming in from the west and southwest and has reduced the amount of grass and red cedar pollen.
      It seems that during a long dry spell, pollen in the air seems to build up and aggravates my allergies.
      Happy near pollen free gardening


  4. Glad to hear you finally got a good soaking. I bet the whole countryside is just letting out a big sigh of relief!

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  5. I love having our rain barrel to start my plants especially and reserve as much as I can for the hot summer days of late July and beginning of August here as the plants do much better than being watered with a hose!

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  6. What perfect weather for plant growth! I love the days where it rains all morning but has peeks of sun-exactly what plants need!

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