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Old 07-05-2011, 08:33 AM
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Default Using stored rainwater for irrigation?

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Is it recommended (disease safe etc) to use stored rainwater for irrigating vegetable beds? I couldn't guarantee high turnover of the water in the butts, but that obviously depends on the weather.

We are just starting to transfer vegetables from seeding pots into raised beds, as our first attempt at growing our own and we are concious of wasting tap water.

Thanks a lot!

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Hello!

Is it recommended (disease safe etc) to use stored rainwater for irrigating vegetable beds? I couldn't guarantee high turnover of the water in the butts, but that obviously depends on the weather.

We are just starting to transfer vegetables from seeding pots into raised beds, as our first attempt at growing our own and we are concious of wasting tap water.

Thanks a lot!
Using rain water for irrigation is a great idea. It will not only help you to conserve water but rain water is also so much better for your vegetations because it does not have chlorine which is commonly found in tap water.


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