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Tactile Rain Gauge

Here are some options for creating tactile rain gauges.

Here are some options for creating low tech tactile rain gauges.

Vegetables, annual flowers, trees, and shrubs all do best with 1 inch of water each week. A rain gauge will tell you how much irrigation or rain water has been added to your garden.

You can make an inexpensive but functional rain gauge out of a coffee can, a pickle jar, or anything with straight sides.

By Laura Hospitál

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