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Use Leftover Cooking Water To Water Plants

By SongofJoy
December 9, 2013

When you boil or steam vegetables, don't pour the water down the drain. Save the cooled water and use it to water potted plants. Many plants will respond well to the added nutrients from the water. Fruit and vegetable peels can also be soaked in water for about eight hours before the water is used to water houseplants. Strain out the peelings and toss them onto the compost pile.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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Dec 9, 2013 11:54 AM CST
Boil unpeeled potatoes (preferably organic) until tender. Transfer to a dish or bowl and smash to desired consistency with a potato masher. Add a little fresh cracked pepper and butter (if desired). Soooo good.

Save the cooled water to water plants.
I garden for the pollinators.

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