storing winter-growing bulbs during dormancy

Joseph Kraatz
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:38:17 PDT
I have experimented growing seeds with tap water and distilled and/or rain water.  The difference can be amazing.  It is much more difficult for seeds to absorb tap water because of its 'hardness'.  I believe this is the reason that I can water my gardens with tap water all summer with few weeds germinating.   With the first rains of fall weeds are germinating everywhere!!    Joe,  Oceanside,  CA

On Oct 26, 2012, at 11:12 AM, Peter Taggart wrote:

> There is also a lot more airation in rain water and it is more likely to be
> associated with cloud and cooler periods.
> Peter (UK)
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 7:10 PM, Paul Licht <> wrote:
>> Hannon
>> Why is rain water different from hose. Here in Berkeley, we found that
>> the domestic (hose) water comes at about pH 8.9-9.2 whereas rain is much
>> more neutral.
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