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Use Cooking Water To Feed Your Plants Extra Nutrients

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Use Cooking Water To Feed Your Plants Extra Nutrients


boilingDo you boil veggies and other food?

Do you have a garden or plants that need watering?


When you boil, nutrients are released into the water. Instead of throwing those nutrients away, why not cool it down then feed it to your precious flowers and plants? Just be sure it’s not salted!

Here’s some of the great, healthy, nutritious water you may have lying around, that your plants are thirsting for!

Pasta cooking water (unsalted!). Starch in water coaxes along the release of plant nutrients into the soil. What you get is faster, more robust growth of plants! This logic applies to other starchy cooking water, too – so throw that potato cooking water into the garden!

Boiled eggs. The calcium from eggshells gets washed into the cooking water when you’re making hard-boiled eggs. Garden veggies especially love this water:

  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplants
  • Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Tomatillos

Blanched or simmered spinach. There’s plenty of iron in that spinach cooking water! There’s also a nice dose of potassium. It’s just as great for plants as it is for humans!