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Using strawberry water in the garden!?

This is a discussion on Using strawberry water in the garden!? within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; So we went out and picked 20 lbs of strawberries to make jam. I washed ...

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    So we went out and picked 20 lbs of strawberries to make jam. I washed them in my cooler and since i LOVE recycling and living sustainable i want to reuse the multiple gallons of water we used for the strawberries. The water isn't "too strawberry" but it has a tad of pink from some of the strawberries that happened to bust open while washing.

    The two problems i see are:
    1. There may be pesticides in the water and i'm not exactly sure how that may hurt or benefit using it on the garden.
    2. Could the small amount of actual strawberry in the water offset any type of ph/acidity and harm plants in my garden? Or maybe should i just keep it to the higher acidity plants?
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    well if you worried about application to plants, reuse it as dish water..then after cleaning the dishes us it as toilet water.......On some activist trips we used to do that.....a drop or two of iodide in the water before washing the dishes works great to disinfect

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    Interesting..Never thought about refilling the toilet!

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    Michael it should be perfectly safe to use it in the garden, just water the soil and avoid spraying it on foliage.

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