Rain and Germination

John Bryan johnbryan@worldnet.att.net
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 09:58:08 PST
Dear Mary Sue

In the old days, back in the 40's, we used to save rain water in
cisterns, barrels etc., and used this on our plants. I have not seen an
analysis on the qualities of our drinking water compared with rain
water, but given it is treated, chemicals added, I think it possible
germination and/or growth inhibiting chemicals are to be found in our
drinking water. Your observations regarding growth after rains, even
when plants have been watered, could perhaps be simply due to this.
Cheers, John E. Bryan

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