Sunday, April 23, 2017

Give Me Some Water

Gardening season has begun. Depending on where you live you may be starting seedlings, or you might just be planting things in the ground. It doesn't matter where you live, every gardener knows that water is important to their garden. But you don't always have to turn on the faucet to get that water. It may already be in your house.

I know some of you are saying this is another one of those crazy bits of info from a wacky environmental person. Yep, the shoe fits, so I'm wearing it.

But really there is a super easy way for you to get some extra fluid to water your plants that you normally would have poured right down the drain. At least I have in the past, but that is going to stop. I'm talking about the excess water from boiling eggs, and potatoes. Or for that matter any other vegetable.

Believe it or not, that water that you boiled your items in contains some extra nutrients that a great for plants. Water from boiled eggs contains a little extra bit of calcium. And plants like tomatoes and tomatillos absolutely love calcium. It's like a free fertilizer.

All you have to do is let the water from the items cool to room temperature. Make sure that it is cooled off, boiled water will kill the plants. But if you have sidewalk with some plants growing in the cracks. You could pour that water there, and you will kill off those weeds. Take the cooled water to your garden. And pour it on the plants. It is just that simple.

So don't let that water go to waste. Recycle it. And what other gardening tips do all of you have?

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