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Is Your Garden pH Balanced?

Have you tried cultivating your own blossoms only to have them die, or attempted to grow your own produce but lost it to hungry bugs?

Gardening is hard work, and the pH balance of the plant water and soil plays a large role in whether or not your efforts are successful.

Unlike humans, plants “breathe out” oxygen and “breathe in” carbon dioxide. While humans thrive on clean, ionized alkaline water, most plants like to drink ionized acid water, as shown in this gradeschool science experiment. Plus, most insects are repelled by ionized acidic water, making it an all natural pesticide.

Most rainwater has a pH of 5.6-5.8 due to the presence of carbonic acid (H2CO3). This means it is moderately acidic, but should not be confused with acid rain which hovers closer to 3.0 pH due to emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides mixing with the water molecules. Many commercial fertilizers are ammonia-based in order to increase soil acidity, but the water that comes out of your sprinklers and garden hose is likely neutral or slightly alkaline and filled with chemicals like chlorine, chloramines and fluoride which can be harmful to plants.

Since most people aren’t filtering their plant water or aware of which pH each plant prefers, we created the following chart as a guide to help your garden grow:

pH garden chart


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When it’s time to cut your blossoms to give away or display around the house, most cut flower stems should be watered with ionized alkaline water since, like us, they have been uprooted from their original life force and are slowly dying.

And when you’re ready to eat the produce you have grown, we recommend spritzing it with strong ionized acidic water to naturally kill any bacteria that has grown on them. Then you can soak the produce in 8.5 pH ionized alkaline water for 10 minutes directly before consuming in order to revive the produce to it’s freshly picked state. You’ll have the freshest, best-tasting organic produce on the block!

A Chanson water ionizer is capable of producing every pH level of water that you and your plants need to thrive.

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