Mains water - Can I add vinegar?
This may sound absurd to a gardener...my water butt is running out, so I will have to water from the mains. But I have certain plants that are more inclined to the acid than the alkaline from what I can gather. So is it sensible to add vinegar to the mains water for these plants? And if this isn't as absurd as it sounds, how much per gallon (assuming a 5% vinegar)?
UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
LadyBird is right, short term use of tap water on acid-loving plants will be fine; it's more likely that you'll just do harm by adding vinegar.
What’s also good to use is the water you've boiled veg in - once it’s cooled!
When our butts run out we use everything - bathwater, shower water, left over tea....anything liquid. The plants do ok.
For example Severn Trent Water here: