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emma42

Watering

This might be a daft question, but I'll ask anyway!  
I finally started doing a bit of work out in my (First ever!) garden yesterday, planting some bulbs, weeding and having a general tidy up.
I will probably get some sort of rainwater collecting thingie eventually, but for now I will be lugging watering cans around.  I am on a water meter and would like to keep my costs down, so I was wondering whether I can use the water that my condensing tumble drier collects?  My main concern is that as the water is from washed clothes that I will be watering my plants with lenor  
Am I likely to do any harm using this water?

Thanks!  Em.  
Normesby

Check the product label....it should give advice on there as to what its harmful to.
Bazzer

Having to lug watering cans in and out will help keep the cost down luv.
You can get a gizmo, thingy from garden centres that diverts rain water from your downpipe into a butt.
sabot

Re: Watering

emma42 wrote:
This might be a daft question, but I'll ask anyway!  
I finally started doing a bit of work out in my (First ever!) garden yesterday, planting some bulbs, weeding and having a general tidy up.
I will probably get some sort of rainwater collecting thingie eventually, but for now I will be lugging watering cans around.  I am on a water meter and would like to keep my costs down, so I was wondering whether I can use the water that my condensing tumble drier collects?  My main concern is that as the water is from washed clothes that I will be watering my plants with lenor  
Am I likely to do any harm using this water?

Thanks!  Em.  


I'd like to bet that the amount of water you would get from a load would be quite small and not worth the bother.  To find out, weigh the clothes in a dry state and then again after washing but prior to drying, the difference is the most you would collect, but you will loose some via evaporation and any you would collect would have a slightly higher concentration of contaminents, if they exist?  1 kilo = 1 litre.

Check out this link... http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/S...able-gardening/pdfs/c_and_e_water
Digindeep

Any amount of water is good water Emma......back in 1976..I used washing up water ...carried bathroom water downstairs ect...everyone was even back then HAmmering on about the detergents-soaps in the water.

Who had the Best looking garden in the area....

Will add spent hours fetching leaves from the local forest..well rotted ..in ditches ect....Just maybe!...they put more nitrogen in the ground....I dunno...I'm NO CHEMIST,,,
wATER IS WATER................................

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