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JockyChan
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Hi troops, random question but I wanted to know if I would be able to use pond water for my plants. 

 

The pond is in a nearby wooded area and I'd assume that all the organic matter laying at the bottom could be put to good use. 

 

I'm growing in coco just now but am looking to give super soul a go at some point and am collating research at the moment LOL. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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If you have an EC meter, test the water to see how much dissolved materials are present. It won’t kill your plants (almost always 🤞) but the quality is variable. I’ve done some micro guerilla Percy grows decades ago that used creek water, similar stuff. It worked OK but couldn’t match the growth rate I’m seeing with very good water.

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@jockychan do you have access to a test facility that could test that water? Maybe that could be something to thinkg about.

@Monkeydo do you think you can compare growing in soil and growing in coco? I mean you mentioned it couldn't match the growth rate. I just want to know and trying not to be judgemental, just want to learn.

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@galandil soil and coco run so very differently. A very talented grower probably could get close to a coco size yield from soil but it would probably take some amended nutes for the grow and an awful talented grower. Coco is hydro and it puts the nutes right out there for the plant to grab with very little effort. You can really push coco and can use multiple fertigation cycles per day if you really want to push the grow. Soil simply won’t support any high frequency fertigation without drowning the roots so nutrient uptake cannot be accelerated like it can in coco.

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Cheers lads, I had a quick look further up stream and it put me off. I've started to collect rain water instead.

 

I'm hoping to use that for flush etc

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February 22, 2020