Watering with bleach solution?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by calpal212, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. calpal212

    calpal212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a well system and as soon as the water is pumped into the house it gets filtered and bleach is added, can I water my plants with this?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I would fill some gallon jugs with the water, and let them set for 24 hours to allow them to gas off the bleach. But, if you can drink the water, it should be ok for plants.
     
  3. calpal212

    calpal212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! We do not drink the water so that should work!
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It may not kill the plants but it won't do the beneficial soil organisms any favors.
    If at all possible, I'd use the well water untreated.
    The bleach can kill bacteria, fungus and even earthworms.
    The fungus benefits plant root growth.
    Some organisms break down organic matter unlocking the nutrients so they can be used by plants.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd agree that leaving the water to stand for as long as possible should drive off most of the free chlorine. If possible, a rainwater collection system may be a good option? Saves on consumption, filtering and chlorination.

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