Conserving Water in the Garden
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You mean after you have added dishwasher detergent to the water and cleaned you can still use this water to water the plants with? This is the first that I have heard of this and it wont hurt your plants. I will start doing this from now on. Didn't think of this before. If it will save on the water, it is worth it.
After I wash my dishes, I rinse them in a washpan, then toss the rinse water into a 5 gallon bucket. I scoop out and add the dish water too. I use this water for my houseplants (out on the porch in the summer) or to water my vegetable garden. I also save the water from washing my hands, rinsing the dishrag out, washing fruit, etc, and add it to the bucket. The water saved from before the shower is used to flush the toilet. I figure that I've already paid for the water, so why not put it to good use rather than just let it run down the drain.
Here in Australia we are in the midst of a very bad drought. I save water like this, but also from washing vegetables, this is good for your plants. We also recycle the water from our washing machine and have found that the detergent doesn't seem to cause the plants any harm. We have become too wasteful with water over the years.
Great idea, I do that. You can also do the sane before taking a shower and keep your watering can in the shower with you. The same can be done when taking a bath and bathwater can be reused on plants.
This all saves on the water bill. I try to appreciate water and think about all the people in the world who still don't have running water.
A wonderful idea!.... I can remember as a child (I'm almost 72) my mama would carry her dishpan outside to water flowers and veggies after she washed the dishes. Not only does this conserve natural resources but it helps a lot on your water bill.
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