Do you live in an area where water is limited or not available to use for your garden? Many alternatives are available if you need another way to keep a garden healthy. One way to help your garden is to use water absorbing polymers. These are tiny crystals that actually look like rock salt.
The use of water absorbing polymers depends on your preference. You can add some to potting soil for seed starting or to your garden to help existing plants. The key is to know how to use these polymers if you are seed starting or planting bare root plants.
If you mix water absorbing polymers with water first, then less water is needed. The reason you will be using less water is because it is stored in the polymers and will be slowly released.
Detailed information about using water absorbing polymers is on growyourowngroceries.org here…