[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
On Wed, 18 Oct 2000 Dave Wilson wrote
>I was wondering if someone would know why rain water makes plants grow
better than any water that comes out of the garden hose. I have
plants growing in ponds out back and when it rains they grow much
bigger and faster. <
I have noticed this happening in my yard. In a dry spell, I can water my
shrubs, trees, and lawn all I want, but not get a lot of growth. Then
when we get a few days of heavy rain, I see some good growth, and better
color in new leaves. I read some where recently that too much iron in an
aquarium can block the uptake of other nutrients. My well water is loaded
with calcium, iron and sulfur, and I believe the excess nutients are
limiting growth. Maybe something like this is happening in your ponds.
Your garden hose water may have more minerals in it than your plants
like; rain water might dilute the concentrations to the point more to
Depending on the size of your ponds, you might want to consider
collecting rainwater. You can get a 33 gallon garbage can, and feed your
rain gutters into it. You hook a garden hose to it to drain it. Somewhere
I have plans from the county extension office for this. I've been
wondering about using rainwater in the aquarium. My main worries are
pollution and dirt/dust from the roof.
YOU'RE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR THE INTERNET!
Juno now offers FREE Internet Access!
Try it today - there's no risk! For your FREE software, visit: