A Greener Garden With Kangen Water®.
Nourishing vegetables and flowers with Enagic® Water in your own garden means you can save money at the grocery store and florist, reduce (or eliminate) the amount of pesticides in your home, and even cut down on all the wasted resources associated with transporting plants, flowers, and produce across the globe. Lowering your carbon footprint has never been so rewarding! You can even use your fragrant flowers to make your own perfume.
Get back to basics, and discover how your Enagic® machine can help you grow a green, beautiful garden.
You first need to decide which Enagic® Water is right for your plants. Plants have different preferences in pH for water and soil, and the water you use will have a big impact on your plant health and growth2. Here is a general list of the plants that thrive in slightly alkaline, neutral, and slightly acidic water and soil:
Plants that Prefer Slightly Alkaline Kangen Water®
Most of these plants show optimal growth in the 7.5 – 8.5, so you can experiment between Alkaline Kangen Water® 8.5 and Neutral Water (pH 7.0) to find the best results. The pH of your soil will have a big impact on which water you should use. These plants include: asparagus, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, carrots, mushrooms, parsley, geraniums, irises, phlox, vinca, hydrangeas (for pink blooms), and lilacs. Hydrangeas are a rare plant, as the pH of your water will change the color of the blooms.
Plants that Prefer Slightly Acidic Water
(pH 4.0 – 6.0)
Some plants prefer slightly acidic water and soil. Set your SD501 to pH 5.0 for the following vegetables and plants: rhododendrons, begonias, azaleas, heathers, hydrangeas (for blue blooms), peanuts, cucumbers, potatoes, dill, leeks, chili peppers, eggplant, garlic, chives, artichoke, tomatoes, and most berries. Roses grow most vibrantly with pH 5.5 – 6.5, so you may want to experiment with Slightly Acidic Water (set at pH 6.0) and Neutral Water (pH 7.0) to see which one yields the healthiest roses with your particular soil. Remember to always take into consideration the pH of your soil when you choose which Enagic® Water to use on your plants.
Plants that Prefer Neutral Water
Many vegetables and plants thrive in a neutral pH. These plants include spinach, parsnips, dahlias, chrysanthemums, brussels sprouts, sweet peas, broccoli, asparagus, beans, avocado, cantaloupe, kiwi, mint, lettuce, onions, yams, radishes, squash, bell peppers, and tulips. Use Enagic® Neutral Water to keep these plants hydrated and healthy.
No matter which Enagic® Water you choose for your garden, you can have peace of mind that your plants will be healthy with this clean, high-quality water. And think of how delicious your fruits and vegetables will taste after they’ve been watered with your Enagic® machine instead of chlorinated tap water!
Composting with Kangen Water
The benefits of composting go beyond reducing waste and decreasing hazardous methane gas produced by landfills1. Composting is quite functional as a soil amendment and can improve the physical, chemical, and biological properties of
soil, which creates healthier and stronger plants in your garden1. Compost contains the three main plant nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium), as well as healthy bacteria, yeast, and fungi that will help keep your plants strong and even prevent diseases. Recycling organic materials in a compost pile will help keep your plants and soil healthy, so you can take pride in your eco-conscious lifestyle that promotes a greener Earth.
How To Get Started
You can choose to compost indoors or outdoors, and you’ll find many different designs and styles of compost bins in most garden supply stores. Of course, you can always build your own compost pile from items in your garage (chicken wire, scrap lumber, cement blocks, etc). Do a little research to find out the best solution for your home and lifestyle. Here are the basic guidelines for starting your own compost pile2:
A general rule is to use 3 parts “Brown” to every 1 part “Green”
• Greens: grass clippings, leaves, weeds, kitchen scraps (fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds, tea leaves, etc)
• Browns: dried grass or leaves, cornstalks, straw, wood shavings (with moderation)
Do not compost: meat, bones, dairy products, ashes, paper
Keep your compost pile aerated, turning frequently
Water, water, water! 50-60% of your compost pile should be water. This is a difficult amount to guess, so a good rule of thumb is to make sure your compost feels moist but not soggy – like a wrung out sponge.
Enagic® Water is an outstanding ingredient for compost. Why add tap or bottle water to your fresh compost, which may contain traces of chlorine, lead, and other contaminants? Enagic® Water is clean, filtered, and easily accessible.
To know which water to use for your compost, you should first test the pH of your soil. The ideal soil pH is about 6.3 – 6.8, which is very slightly acidic. If you find that your soil is already too acidic, you should use Kangen Water® to create a healthier balance. If your soil is too alkaline, try Slightly Acidic Water in your compost. Finally, you can use clean Neutral Water in your compost pile if your soil is already balanced perfectly.
Just like Enagic® Water is the healthy choice for you and your plants, it is also the ideal water for your compost pile. Your plants and flowers will thrive beautifully after they’ve been nourished with Kangen Compost!
Advantages of Different Types of Water for Gardening
Kangen Water® is well known for its benefits to people. The Kangen Water Machineprovides a healthy pH and ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) for drinking water for us humans. But there are 5 different types of water which are provided by this machine. You can select the pH of the water you want to use for a particular application, without using any chemicals.
Now, many owners of Kangen Water Machines are taking advantage of this flexibility to provide nourishment for plants, and for gardens.
“Using the 5.5 pH Kangen Water on my tomato patch produced so many tomatoes the vines were constantly needing to be propped up even after the typical growing season was over here in Canada. I also use the 5.5 pH Kangen Water with my cut flowers and they lasted at least two times longer than usual! –Kennith Walters, Calgary Alberta
There are two reasons why variations of waters provided by the Kangen Water Machine are helpful in providing nourishment for your garden. These are the pH and ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) which both provide a deficiency of, or abundance of, extra electrons to the water. Because the 5.5 pH acid water is “Hungry” it assists in the dissolving of inorganic matter (solid mineral rock) in the soil and helps with the ion exchange that produces alkaline plant matter in the hydrogen ion exchange. The lower pH also encourages helpful soil microbes.
This same “Hunger” also exists in nature as rainwater which is typically about 5.5 pH as well. When this 5.5 pH water gets into the soil it helps dissolve the minerals. Minerals are what ultimately make up the strength of the flavor; the abundance of measurable nutrients and the overall health of the plant.
The water supplies oxygen to the soil as well as increases the plant’s ability to uptake nutrients. The 2.5 pH water sprayed topically kills mold, bacteria, fungus, gnats, white flies and aphids This water is also ideal for growing hydroponics and will be a key player for minimizing the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers in the future. Go Green and watch your gardens thrive with Kangen Water.” –
Growing Your Own Garden
Growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs is a great way to have fresh produce at hand every day. This is the case whether you have a plot of land or you are container-gardening with potted plants. If you are consuming the produce from this gardening, then the nourishment that your plants receive is even more vital. The plants need good water in addition to sunshine and good soil.
It is the case that tap water often contains contaminants such as bacteria and chlorine, which could harm the plants and provide a risk for eating.
Alkaline water can enhance the initial germination process for plants. Slightly alkaline water can help stimulate this process and stimulate growth. Enagic’s Kangen Water with a pH of 9.0 can be an ideal solution for vegetables, fruits and herbal plants. This alkaline water can also help to heal plants which are not doing well.
Food Preparation & Washing of Produce Purchased at Markets
If you don’t have your own garden or if you purchase most of your vegetables and fruits at local markets or stores, then you should be sure to give attention to cleaning the produce properly. Even organically grown products should be properly cleaned. You can use Strong Kangen Water (pH 11) and Kangen Water® (pH 8.5-9.5) to both clean and disinfect fruits and vegetables.
Strong Kangen Water is a potent emulsifier, which can be employed when produce has been treated with pesticides. This pH 11 alkalized water can clean the harmful chemicals off the foods. Since pesticides are oil based, rain water and tap water are unable to eliminate them. However, Strong Kangen Water effectively battles the germs, bacteria and pesticides.
While the regular Kangen Water® will not have the same disinfective effect, it is still a far superior choice over tap water for rinsing produce.
It will also enhance the flavor of produce when they are boiled in Kangen Water®.
Therefore, experiment yourself with the different types of Kangen Water® and see how it can enhance your life and your lifestyle