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Reuse Cooking Water In Garden

By steaming your veggies (and for those that still boil or microwave them), there are still a lot of minerals left in the water that we dispose of down the drain. I re-purpose this mineral rich water for my bedding plants! My neighbors think I have a "green thumb", but I am only being green by reusing the waste water that is infused with minerals. I have been doing this for over 20 years and always have the best flowering and growing plants on the block!

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By Tahloolabelle from Ventura, CA

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February 3, 20100 found this helpful

Save water! Rather than throw leftover water down the drain (from drinking cups or boiling food), use it. I keep a watering can outside my kitchen door that I use to water small outdoor plants. When I go to use it, it's already filled and ready to use.

By Carrie from Yakima, WA

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Reuse Cooking Water In Garden

You can also do this with dishwater. Ignore the people who say that it kills the grass and trees; it really doesn't. In fact, that is the only way my family was able to have a garden for a few years that we lived in town, when there was a drought and a ban on water wastage. Our tomatoes, green beans, and peppers all grew just as well as before and after.

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Cheers! (06/06/2007)

By Paul Ziegenfuss

Reuse Cooking Water In Garden

Save water that vegetables were cooked in for making soups. (06/06/2007)

By Poco

Reuse Cooking Water In Garden

Not only can you use leftover cooking water (no salt, vinegar, oils added), use dishwater. It actually helps keep down pests. I know, I grew up farming. Also keep leftover black coffee and unsweetened tea. Roses and blueberries love it. Also I pour excess in my compost. A little tea is good for most house plants too. (06/07/2007)

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