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OT: Weather/Drought watering

From: vince lewonski <vincelewonski@yahoo.com>

> From: Iarejan@aol.com
Also regarding draught/grey water...I've never
> heard of using 
> washwater and
> such (used water?) to water plants in case of drought.  
> Isn't there some 
> concern about the detergents/chemicals or whatever that
> would get into the 
> soil and mess with the iris' health?   Or would the soap
> help the bug 
> condition??   
> Janet Natale
> zon e8 of SC where we're REALLY tired of making "heat
> index" part of our 
> everday conversation

   V. sez:

   Laundry detergent can cause algae bloom in ponds, so it
shouldn't be killing off irises. And dish detergent is
added to Cygon or fungicide when spraying to help it stick
to the leaves. Gray, brown, clear - as long as it's wet.

Vince Lewonski
Secane, PA  Zone 6

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