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Hi peeps. Ok I might have a touch of OCD but noticing how dirty my propagator gets from misting from what is probably chalk in the water and wondered how bad if at all for my plant leaves it is? Is there an alternative water I could use?

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Posted : July 4, 2019 3:24 pm
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Posted by: littlegardens

Hi peeps. Ok I might have a touch of OCD but noticing how dirty my propagator gets from misting from what is probably chalk in the water and wondered how bad if at all for my plant leaves it is? Is there an alternative water I could use?

Its probably from dissolved salts, what are you adding to the water you are misting with?

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Posted : July 4, 2019 3:41 pm
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I’m mostly misting on the hot dry days for humidity, just tap water. But I have been looking into foliage feeding. 

All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
j.R.R Tolkien.

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Posted : July 4, 2019 5:57 pm
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Posted by: littlegardens

I’m mostly misting on the hot dry days for humidity, just tap water. But I have been looking into foliage feeding. 

Tap water usually has some background slats in them mate, they will be left behind when the water evaporates. Unless it smells mouldy, you should be ok 🙂

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Posted : July 4, 2019 6:02 pm
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Cool. Thanks for the reassurance bud 👍🏻

All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
j.R.R Tolkien.

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Posted : July 4, 2019 9:17 pm
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Btw. Any advise on feeding leaves in veg or if necessary?

All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
j.R.R Tolkien.

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Posted : July 4, 2019 9:18 pm
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Posted by: littlegardens

Btw. Any advise on feeding leaves in veg or if necessary?

Not necessary mate, better to feed through the roots. If you have a deficiency then foliar feed can help fix the problem quicker, but really the roots are the best way for the plant to get nutrients. I only spray some epsom salts a week or so before flower to prevent clag mag problems, other than that, i don't foliar feed at all

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Posted : July 4, 2019 9:21 pm
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I’m good with that 🌱 Thanks again macky✌️

All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
j.R.R Tolkien.

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Posted : July 4, 2019 10:36 pm
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If you use foliage spray remember to just mist. You don’t want run off. 

Tap water from your house sucks. Tap water contains chlorine’s to help keep the pipes clean and can have an neg effect on beneficial bio and bacteria. Plus if it’s hard water you got lots of iron and other shit that is bad when it oxidizes and rusts. But yeah easy said than done  

Collect rain water if you can as it’s perfect. 

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Posted : July 5, 2019 3:57 am
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I don’t think I’ll be foliage feeding, but your right about tap water, I’m looking at filters just to drink it!! But thanks fukentokin, hoping to pick up a cheap water container for rain water at some point 👍🏻

All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
j.R.R Tolkien.

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Posted : July 5, 2019 8:47 am
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