Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Zucchini Tower
by RC3291 Today at 8:40 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Today at 7:52 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 7:40 pm

» Compost ? -- Voorhees, NJ - Philly, PA
by sfg4uKim Today at 7:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 5:20 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 4:45 pm

» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by mlpii66 Today at 4:15 pm

» New Green House
by RoOsTeR Today at 4:13 pm

» has55's R & D Journey;State of New Mexico research results. Understanding the delivery system of plant nutrients thru the fungal and bacteria ratio
by has55 Today at 1:28 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:44 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Mimi2 Today at 12:15 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by Mimi2 Today at 11:45 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:41 am

» Ants.
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Today at 12:04 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:55 pm

» My first SFGs in 11 years
by phoeg Yesterday at 10:50 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:50 pm

» Kombucha
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» Ideas needed
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 7:48 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:03 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Yesterday at 2:15 pm

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:06 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 12:20 pm

» Garden Progress in Georgia
by yolos Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:09 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:31 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Soft water in the yard? (Smacking forhead)

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Soft water in the yard? (Smacking forhead)

Post  jinx on 6/21/2010, 1:46 pm

I discovered over the weekend that the water faucet in the back yard is hooked up through the main part of the house, which is soft water. I guess the last owner did that on purpose in order to have soft water to wash his car. I wish I had known that before, no wonder my poor garden seems to have been stunted. I now have a hose coming from the barn where we get secondary irrigation water and my garden already seems to be recovering.

As far as the fungus caused by 4 straight days of rain, I clipped all the affected leaves off and haven't seen any come back. I've also been really careful to not get to many leaves wet when possible while I water in hopes that it won't come back.

I did end up loosing one cucumber plant and one pepper to what I believe was ear wigs (crossing fingers and hissing) but hopefully I have that under control now as well.

Happy Summer Solstice everyone!
avatar
jinx

Female Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 44
Location : Northern Davis County, UT

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Soft water in the yard? (Smacking forhead)

Post  silverbug on 6/21/2010, 6:08 pm

Yikes!!! That's SOOOO bad. I can't even imagine. I get upset by water softeners in general. I live in a VERY hard water state, and will never, ever get a water softener. I just can't even fathom it, and to hook up your OUTSIDE water to it? Are people really that crazy? I guess soooo....lololol. Wow. It's good you discovered that; I hope your garden recovers fully. My aunt killed her cat giving him softened water. Duh. Salt water...yah think that's safe over time? Hm....LOL. Sorry. I'm ranting.

silverbug

Female Posts : 185
Join date : 2010-04-17
Age : 47
Location : Wauwatosa, WI (zone 5a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Soft water in the yard? (Smacking forhead)

Post  Shoda on 6/21/2010, 10:39 pm



Sorry that happened but I am glad you discovered the problem before things got even worse.
avatar
Shoda

Female Posts : 439
Join date : 2010-03-19

View user profile http://www.buzztools.com

Back to top Go down

Who would've thunk?

Post  jinx on 6/22/2010, 12:46 pm

We have had dry hot weather the last 4 days and it has been drying my garden out quickly so I've had to water every day. And it is unbelievable how quickly these little plants forgive. In four days with irrigation water I now have blossoms on my peas and peppers and my first little green tomatoes on both my tomato plants.

I've added updated pictures to the garden showcase and my photo album.
avatar
jinx

Female Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 44
Location : Northern Davis County, UT

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Soft water in the yard? (Smacking forhead)

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum