Give Your Plants A Healthy Snack

10:09 AM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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Triad --  Plants don't actually like pasta, but they do like pasta water. That's cool. It means more pasta for you!

When you cook pasta or vegetables, rather than throw the leftover water out, give it to your plants.  There's a little nutrition in there for them. 

There are a few things to remember. 

  • Don't use salt. It's not good for the soil
  • Don't use oil. It can turn rancid and attract bugs.
  • Let the water cool! Some people kill weeds by putting boiling water on them. Don't kill your plant while you're trying to give it a treat.

You can also use leftover coffee. If you make a pot of coffee and there's a little left that no one wants to drink, your plant will take it. Just make sure there's no cream or sugar and again, let it cool. Coffee actually has nutrients your plant needs. It has nitrogen for strong stems and the green color. It also has magnesium and calcium.

You still need to water and fertilize to have a healthy plant. These ideas aren't a replacement. They're just an occasional treat that will give you a way to reuse the excess water and coffee.    

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