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Watering indoor plants tip!


Most indoor plants require very little water because of the “stable nature” of the indoor environment as we all know.

When they DO need water, do we want to feed them with chemically altered “tap water” that comes out of the faucet in most cities? Of course not!

So, how can you get good water for the indoor plants? Simple!
Let tap water stand in a “cooler” or any other large container for at least one week and the chlorine and other chemicals will gradually become inert. :-)

“Standing water” in any container is subjected to biological activity from the environment that will break down common municipal water chemicals in one to two weeks. Even sooner if the container is placed outside.

I use a 55Gal drum placed outdoors to “naturally” filter the water that I use on my house-plants and they are doing fabulous!

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Hi N2, thats exactly what I did when we had our little heat wave! The only trouble was, by the time it had stood long enough the weather had changed and it was pouring down again :~))

24 Jul, 2009


Great advice n2... thank you. :o)

24 Jul, 2009


Ian, you actually had "water falling from the sky"?
What is that like? {chuckle}

25 Jul, 2009


Oh N2 it soon gets boring, sitting inside and looking through the window for days on end :~((

25 Jul, 2009

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