Water is fundamental to the survival of plants. Water is a critical input for successful photosynthesis and it is also the medium by which a plant transports minerals, nutrients and also contaminants through a plant from the leaves to the roots and vice-versa.
Water with high quantities of minerals dissolved from rocks such as limestone or chalk rock is referred known as 'hard water.' Hard water has a pH of 8.5 or above and is therefore alkaline.
Alkaline water is less able to
Soft Water is characterised by being acidic with a pH of 6.5 or less. Acidic water has a greater ability to carry dissolved nutrients and minerals.