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#86745 January 2nd, 2007 at 06:39 AM
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has any one had any experience of water on plants from water softeners? is it good or bad for plants?

#86746 January 2nd, 2007 at 07:39 AM
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My first reactions to that kind of water would be NO... I always thought that stuff you put in to make the water soft, was SALT based.????
*I am not 100% sure, but that's what I thought*
and I didn't think that stuff was good for plants..

Maybe someone who actually uses it or knows can give you a definate answer one way or the other..

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My parents had one for years, and always had a separate faucet with regular tap water, just for the house plants.

The outside faucet was also tap water for the garden.

I wouldn't use very much on your plants.

#86748 January 4th, 2007 at 09:23 PM
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Would well water from an artesian well be the same as "soft" water?? We will be switching from "city" water to well water when we move and I had not even thought about the water laugh laugh

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Artesian Well's are just plain water....
The way it is in the ground is different from
what I thought... and didn't need a pump to come up, something about how the water level is, water gravity pushes it up...

The water softener is something that is added
to the water, I believe is salt based, to soften the water up...

I am not 100% sure though, hopefully someone
with a bit more expertise will come thru to
explain it better...

#86750 January 5th, 2007 at 12:59 AM
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The softening process removes sodium and other harmful salts. good for laundry and cleaning. If the water is being deionized, then I think it ok for houseplants?

We have a softener hooked only to the hot water.
So I do use the cold water for plants,after it sits and gets room temp.
Outdoor taps are not on system.
I guess this is not very helpful? interesting topic I would love to hear more about.


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