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Old 04-18-2012, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think it might be chlorinated. Would this be bad for the plants?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it might be chlorinated. Would this be bad for the plants?
Yes get a filter system
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I guess I'll just stick with filtered tap water then.
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Would I need a dechlorinator and a water softener or just either one?
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I guess I'll just stick with filtered tap water then.
I was kidding you. I worked in landscape for 30 years. We planted thousands of plants ,millions of ice plant cuttings ,acres of grass all watered with city water.
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It's hard to be sarcastic on a forum...especially to a newbie like me
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I use hose water all the time with no probs.
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Its not the best, but I have used it for years now with no problems. However you can pick up a Carbon filter pretty cheap at home depot, under 50$
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Ain't nothing like rain though!!
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Default Re: Is it a bad idea to water bananas with hose water?

I use a hose fed by my 135 ft deep well. City water is just too expensive. How deep would you have to drill to get clear water in your area? Is well digging a common practice, or not?
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I know that there is an aquifer under the San Fernando Valley, but its contaminated with MTBE, this might not be great for the plants. Also I don't know how deep the water is and I'm not willing to drill for it either. I think hose water will be just fine.
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MTBE?

As for hose water, any chlorine will evaporate after a short period of time and it may even contain beneficial ions like calcium, magnesium, sulphate etc

I use it, but it's not ecologically sound, I should use collected rain water. Ho hum.
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Now, this is a part where Im jumping in asking like: what the difference between hose and tap water? Naah, dont warry, Im not gonna ask..
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I think it might be chlorinated. Would this be bad for the plants?
I hope it'.s okay for bananas I've been drinking it for years.
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Default Re: Is it a bad idea to water bananas with hose water?

Thought I would add to this since its along the same lines. Last summer I collected the condensate from my central heat and air and was getting about 10-15 gallons per day of "free" water. It was more than enough to water my containers and other things.

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Default Re: Is it a bad idea to water bananas with hose water?

When its hot outside just about any water is good! My bananas get tap water and pool water so its seen more than its fair share of chlorine. It doesnt seem to mind though, they are strong plants and they love rain water and fertilizer which it also got plenty of last year (last august we got so much rain that my pool overflowed 2 times and the runoff from the tropical bed of plants turned the pool water green!)
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what the difference between hose and tap water?
Same stuff, at least it should be. Comes from the same place, doesn't it?
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What about salt water pool water?
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What about salt water pool water?
I've never drank saltwater
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