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Veggie water for plants
#97193 January 30th, 2007 at 09:52 AM
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Here is an article I found in a magazine. Sounds practical and resonable. Also frugal!! If Compost consists of rotted veggies it seems like this would work just fine. I am going to try it on my houseplants.

"I began saving the water from boiled vgetabls to water my houseplants. Boy, are they happy! I have never seen them grow so well. And there's no need for expensive fertilizer."

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#97194 January 30th, 2007 at 10:02 AM
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It sounds like a great idea! thumbup

The only thing I would worry about is if it would attract fruit flies????

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#97195 January 30th, 2007 at 10:37 AM
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I didn't think of that! And, the article didn't mention any complaints.
But...it's veggie water, not fruit water. Would that make a difference to the fruit fly?

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#97196 January 30th, 2007 at 10:38 PM
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Neat idea!

I just read something similar about willow water being used to help cuttings take root. It sounds like the theory was to use the water that was used to root willows was used to help air layering or other rooting actions and it potentially helped a bit.

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#97197 January 31st, 2007 at 04:07 AM
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On a similar note ...a potato cut in half (or a piece of it-raw) and placed under the cutting in the soil works the same as rooting hormone. I read that somewhere and then tried that with a plant that was very hard to root and I thought the plant died, but came back strong and grew and grew and so apparently it worked, nothing else had worked when I had tried to get one of these plants to root before.

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#97198 January 31st, 2007 at 01:25 PM
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That sounds great! I'm going to try that too!

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#97199 February 27th, 2007 at 07:01 PM
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I've been using Shirley's method for 5 years. Successfully !!!
Here is an example of my goldfish plant:

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I think you can agree that it looks healthy and happy.

Milin

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#97200 February 27th, 2007 at 07:11 PM
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Looks amazing....nice and green and healthy!!!!

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#97201 February 28th, 2007 at 05:52 PM
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Milin - that plant looks so healthy and happy - I wasn't able to grow my goldfish plant for too long - I'm jealous!

Never thought of using water from veggies, but I do use the water everytime I do a fishtank cleaning - lots of good nutrients in there too!

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#97202 March 1st, 2007 at 06:28 AM
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Shirley, I never thought of using vegetable water for my plants, but I would assume it would be wonderful for the plants. wink Sounds like a good idea to me! Duh laugh

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#97203 March 1st, 2007 at 02:49 PM
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I have some experience I'd like to share:

1.This method MUST be treated as nutrition not watering ! You can easily overdose.
2. The more various veggies the water is better.
2. This method cannot be used with any boggy plants eg. papyrus - it stinks all around
3. but it can be used with cacti and succulents as you can see below:


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#97204 March 1st, 2007 at 05:25 PM
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Thanks for the tips....I'll keep that in mind!!!


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