Hard water on bulb containers in greenhouse.

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 19:34:22 PDT
I would suggest you have your well water analysed to find out what the potential problems are. You will then know whether simple acidification is all that is needed.


Hard water is not necessarily bad for plants, but alkaline water can be.


> Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 12:53:34 -0700
> From: meenglis@meenglis.cts.com
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [pbs] Hard water on bulb containers in greenhouse.
> I need some advice about hard water from my well.
> California well water is often laden with minerals that cause some 
> plants to sicken or die. I am considering adding a filter or ??? to my 
> greenhouse waterline.
> What kinds of devices will work to filter out the minerals? I have 
> always read that the water softeners commonly used on houses will kill 
> plants. Have some of you experienced this problem? What kind of filter 
> systems might be used instead? Has anyone installed a filter system and 
> if so, what brand name did you use. I am also considering the use of 
> water saved during my rainy season, but I have no idea how much water I 
> use in the greenhouse over a year. Have any of you attempted any of 
> these solutions, and how did you go about it. Thanks for your discussion 
> on this.
> Marguerite English
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