Re: CP digest 13

David Purks (telenet!twinkie!
Wed, 15 Jun 1994 10:22:18 -0400

> Hi, as a new CP grower I have a basic question on rainwater. From
> what I have read rainwater is much better than city water for CP's.
> I've been collecting some by just placing a bucket on my deck in the
> back. But its hard to get any worthwhile amount. I've tried
> collecting some off the roof of the house from the gutters but I did
> not use this water since it looked a little brownish. Would this
> water be safe for the plants despite its coloration?

Something else to consider regarding using rain water - in many areas,
it's best to only collect rain water during heavy storms and only after
it has rained for a half hour or so. The first bit of rain is usually
heavily polluted with junk from the air.

Dave Purks
Northern Virginia - where the temperature will be in the upper 90's with
very high humidity for at least the next two days. GROSS.

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