A rain gauge is a helpful tool for the vegetable gardener.
*A rain gauge should be placed in an open part of the garden. It will collect rain & the amount of rain should be measured and recorded daily.
*The gardener will be able to use this knowledge to learn how different amounts of rain effect the water holding capacity of the garden. The gardener may calculate if the rain has been sufficient to top up the soil, or if more water must be added by hand.