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Water Conditions

Posted by countrygirl3263 none (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 4, 13 at 12:46

Last year my SFG didn't do well (I have been using this method for quite a long time) and I am wondering if my water might have been an issue. I have the choice of watering with untreated well water which has an iron content of 5 ppm, which I am told is not a real high amount. If I water with water which has gone thru our water treatment system, there will be salt in it. I would appreciate your thoughts on which water would be preferable. I did put a filter on the untreated water which did not appear to do any good at all.

I realize that weather, soil conditions and lots of other things could have caused this problem, but would appreciate any thoughts on which water type would be best to use.

Many thanks for your input.

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RE: Water Conditions

I use rain water whenever possible. I have one rain barrel and may add another one this year.

RE: Water Conditions

I would just go straight from the well, as I can't see the iron being as much of a threat as the salt would be.

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