Overly-treated water in New Orleans
I have a balcony/container garden in New Orleans. After 2 months of neglect, most things appear dead. My lemon, lime, kumquat and fig trees might have made it, but I'm very reluctant to water them with super-chlorinated and treated water.
Will such treated water kill my plants? Will it render the fruits unpalatable, or possibly toxic?
I had an organic thing going on, but am very unsure of how the water treatment is going to affect it. I wouldn't drink the water coming out of my tap... would I eat a fig watered with the same water? Basil? a Tomato? Parsley?
I plan on starting a bunch of herbs and veggies soon, and am very concerned about the water. Am I being neurotic?
Thanks for any advice you can send my way... :)