An organic gardener / farmer in our area introduced me to "Water Crystals". [watercrystals.com]
Water Crystals™ absorb and store water.
Water Crystals are super absorbent polymers in the form of white granules. They sometimes are referred to as hydro gels, polymer crystals, or water gels.
Use Water Crystals in your flower and vegetable gardens, in crop fields, in containers for houseplants and patio plants. They nourish shrubs, trees, and lawns as they reduce watering requirements.
They are a boost for water conservation and plant health, helping to nurture plants by preventing stress both in drought and in times of excessive moisture.
I have EXTREMELY sandy soil -- that I've already spent a gazillion dollars [it seems] to amend it. I have to water almost EVERY day because the soil just doesn't seem to hold any water. I plan on tilling some crystals, along with some 'rock dust' [Azomite] in with my fall garden.
Just wondering if anyone else is using the crystals...??...