I water my houseplants with the water left over from cooking vegetables. They really seem to perk up, especially when I make corn on the cob. Does anyone else ever do this? Are there vegetables that may harm the plants if I do this?
We do it as well when we blanch okra or boil eggs. I haven't noticed any particular difference, but it's nice to know about the corn.
I have used the water from soaking beans or chickpeas all night. I've never done it with water from cooking vegetables because I thought the salt from cooking would damage the plants, but I don't know.
Boiled water, after it has cooled, often contains a little less chlorine if you have chlorinated water.
it does make the soil smell bad, yes ! The day of and the day after you water your houseplants with vegetable water you are left with a little funky vegetable smell in your house where the plant is sitting! vegetable water without salt is great for plants but maybe only do this when you are not expecting visitors for the next few days.I only use tap and rain water to water my plants. I never thought to use vegetable water. Does this make the soil smell bad after a while? It just got me to thinking because the smell of cooking vegetables is not always a great smell.
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