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hi. my dad keep telling me to use the fish pound water to water the veg plants is it going to heart the veg plants.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,995

    Are you asking if it's Ok to water the veg with water from the pond?

    Wouldn't that empty the pond?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Thats what they used to do in the old days, the water i soft, in the same way as out of a water butt and may have a few nutrients, not really needed these days ss most of us have water butts and feed is pretty cheap, wont hurt the plants, will empty your pond image
  • yes but will it heart them

  • i have 4, 100 liters butts and 1, 190 liters butts but all of them are empty 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,995

    What do you mean by heart them? 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Do you mean make them healthier? Its possible there are beneficial things in there, its possible there are nasties too, why not try it on a few plants first? See what you mean now- like having soil in " good heart" image
  • ok thank you with all ur help imageimage

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    The organic gardening catalogue sell a "probiotic" for plants, might be what you are after image
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Hello William, I use the dirty water from my aquarium when I do a water change.All the 'muck' that comes out of the filter system seems to do my plants no harm at all image

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,411

    I save our bath water, bale it out of the window into dustbins. We do live in a bungalow though!

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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