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: