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RE: Strawberry Love ❣️❣️ 🍓🍓❣️❣️

in HiveGarden • 2 months ago

Strawberries are great, aren't they? Bit like EDS 😁

I bought six this summer and they are taking over the garden! Every so often I trim the runners, but they make them faster than I'm checking.

I boil our tap water and let it cool before I use it to water plants (or to drink). I tried a filter but the tea tasted awful afterwards 😂

 2 months ago (edited)

Nice EDS reference. They truly keep on giving.

I honestly never thought I had to boil tap water until now. I hope I haven't been slowly destroying the plants and myself.

I have to check with @missaj and @dmilliz. Gents do you boil your tap water or use water filters?

In the UK, you don't have to boil tap water - it is guaranteed as drinking water here - but I prefer the taste. For plants, boiling removes some elements like calcium (this depends on the geology where your drinking water comes from, we have a lot of chalk substrate here) and that helps to prevent mineral deposits on the plant pots. I don't think deposits are harmful and you may prefer the look of them (weathered).

I have a feeling that the pH of rain water is often different to tap water. In the UK, rain water is often softer and tap water harder.

gardening know-how: tap water vs rain water

 2 months ago (edited)

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