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reusing soapy shower water in a greenhouse?

Posted by castorcrap z5 wv & z6 Md (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 10, 07 at 20:35

Does anyone know if it is safe to use soapy shower water for an enclosed structure such as a conservatory or greenhouse? Will soap deposits build up? Is there a certain type of soap that is okay to use?
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RE: reusing soapy shower water in a greenhouse?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 24, 07 at 14:46

I doubt that it's wise to use for potted plants in part because the potting mix lacks the various microbes normally in soil which can cope with grey water.

And in an in-ground planting, it's wise to limit use to rinse water rather than wash water.

You might be able to locate specifics from various greenhouse growers, greenhouse forums, and greenhouse suppliers.

And if water restrictions are required in your state, the local water department is likely to have information, possibly also the state university.

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