RuWhy is rain water so much better for your plants?

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  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 11, 2018

    No chlorine or other chemicals as added at water treatment facility.

  • Betty Betty on Jul 11, 2018

    I have a rain barrel. .it does make a difference in your plants. .I keep a milk jug in pantry for my house plants also African violet. .usually empty and clean about October. Or first frost. .

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 11, 2018

    Not pumped full of chemicals.

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on Jul 11, 2018
    I heard a farmer explain that the rain water has plenty of oxygen, and the water loses it while it sits underground. That probably happens in tanks as well. I live in Central California, where most of our water comes from underground, so when it rains, the plants perk up beautifully!

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jul 11, 2018
    RAin water does not contain the chlorine found in most faucet water. If you let faucet water set over night and only use the top 2/3 of it, you can avoid most the chlorine though. My grandma taught me that.

  • Jeanne Grunert Jeanne Grunert on Jul 12, 2018
    Rainwater contains more nitrogen than ground water, which helps plant leaf development. It also lacks the junk in common city tap water - chlorine, fluoride.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Jul 12, 2018

    It holds nitrogen, Rain water has a neutral pH. It's softer than tap water and penetrates into the ground deeper.