Water Loving Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Memphis, TN
Question by Timeout63
April 20, 2000
I want to grow plants in a whisky barrel filled with water.Which plants do you recomend for this this.I'm not going to use a fountain.Do I treat the water with anything?


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2000

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There's a great article on how to start a tub water garden, including easy plants for beginners, at this link:
http://www.garden.org/redirect...

If your water is highly chlorinated, then just let the water sit in the tub for a few days before adding plants, and it will reduce the chlorine content of the water. If you were ever to add a fish or two to your tub garden, you'd need to neutralize the chlorine with a special product -- or fill the pond with springwater! Enjoy!

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