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Post  lilperu on 5/5/2014, 11:33 am

The SFG book suggests keeping a bucket of sun-warmed rainwater outside near the garden for watering. How do you keep mosquito larvae from it?

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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/5/2014, 11:35 am

Just put a lid on it.  I wondered about that for a while, too.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/5/2014, 12:03 pm

Mine get used up too fast to worry about it.

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Post  Drpepperz on 5/5/2014, 12:47 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Mine get used up too fast to worry about it.
That's the way to go, pick a bucket size you know you're gonna use up everyday!

Also, if you are on city water you'll want to leave your water sitting in the bucket for 24hrs without a lid so the chlorine evaporates from it.

My dad uses one of those blue 45 gall drums ( he has a big conventionnal garden), last few summers he started putting a fine screen over the top of it secured with a bunjy cord...lets the rain in, the chlorine out and no mosquitoes are able to go in.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/5/2014, 1:31 pm

DrP, does your dad have a faucet on the drum?

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Post  Drpepperz on 5/5/2014, 3:12 pm

Nope, he just dips a container in it to draw water and empties it in the fall...He will put a running water hose in it for sometime every now and then to stir it up and prevent algae from building up

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