PROPER WATERING IS EXTREMELY important to any garden. In fact according to U.S. government studies, "water is the most frequent factor limiting plant growth/' This is particularly true of vegetables, because most of them are constituted principally of water. Beyond this, water is essential to the manufacture of food and to its movement through a plant's circulatory system. Both oxygen and carbon dioxide enter and leave plants in water solution. In this chapter we will describe the best techniques and products available to help gardeners ensure that their vegetables receive the proper amount of water.
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