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Today at 10:22:32 by galina | Views: 41 | Comments: 1

Whenever grey water reuse is being discussed, people (myself included) immediately think about shower water.  With my butts empty, I have been pumping (small bulb type hand pump and gravity) water into a muck bucket below.  We don't have a power shower and the result is about one big watering can per person of soapy water.

Then it occurred to  me, what about all the vegetable washing water that goes right down the drain.  Wash lettuce twice in the kitchen sink and a staggering two watering cans can be harvested.  And this water is not soapy, so can go on any plants.  I stuck 4ft of plastic tubing (from racking wine) with an elastic band to a jar (first thing that came to hand, any weight will do), put that into the sink, suck, then drop the end into a watering can on the floor and gravity does the rest.  I revived a bunch of birthday flowers that had suffered in the heat in a sink of water overnight - 3/4 of a watering can harvested. 

It is really surprising where most water is used (here at least).  The old chestnut of reusing shower water is just that, unless people have power showers or all the family has baths I guess.   :wave: 
Yesterday at 19:58:59 by ACE
Views: 107 | Comments: 6

I am going to regret this ain't I. But is it just me or across the country. Loads of butterflies about, gatekeepers, skippers. tortoise shells etc. Not a single sighting of the dreaded white around my cabbages.  I don't really want to see them gone but it is nice not having to go on caterpillar slaughter raids.
Yesterday at 17:09:31 by rokerman1973
Views: 147 | Comments: 4

What are people using now to prevent blight since we have had a few products withdrawn as per the EU? I'm considering spraying as a preventative measure this week if I can source something that will deter it. Thought I had it today but thing and hope it was just a haulm dying through lack of water or other reason.  :nike:
Yesterday at 17:08:23 by ACE
Views: 113 | Comments: 2

I have just been given one of these. I should fill up over next winter from the shed guttering. It has been purged of anything nasty and I saved it from going to the tip.


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