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Using Melted Snow as a Fertilizer
Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:51 AM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:01 AM
Some people call it the "poor man's" fertilizer...
I wish I had a way to test it to see what is actually in it. Because there is a crap ton where I'm at LOL
Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:13 AM
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:14 AM
A: more surface area to gather all sorts of nasties (bacteria, pollutants), and goodies
B: snowflakes fly around the air alot longer than rain drops, giving them more chance to gather more nasties and goodies (nitrogen, oxygen etc..)
If you are worried about the bacteria, boil the water from the snow before use."...
Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:31 AM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:48 AM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:01 AM
Also snow is frozen. When watering indoor plants can't cold cold water shock the plant roots?
Yes cold is bad for them. You would want to let it melt and reach room temp. OR you can boil (to kill bacteria) and let it cool down to room temp.
Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:11 AM
Me neither, but it would be a good idea to find out before trying...
Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:16 PM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:17 PM
I will say that there was a lot of debris at the bottom of the water.
Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:05 AM
I have used snow water for a bit now since it has snowed 2 ft lately. I put it in totes and water with it. There has been snow to melt for a month now. I always check the PPM. It is almost non-existent like 005-015 PPm .around there. The Ph is a little low around 5.7 but that can be dealt with. I am almost at the end of this 8 wk and it looks excellent with snow water. Oh and the water does have debris but the water itself is waay cleaner than the tap water
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