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By Grey
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I've just taken a look at the Spritzer website to see whether or not they add minerals and such back to the water - I haven't seen pure distilled water for human consumption before as it doesn't have any of the stuff in it that I figure someone would want out of expensive water... according to the website, it is completely devoid of mineral content so it might be all right but it would be worth checking it with a TDS (total dissolved solids) meter and finding out for yourself.
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Hey Matt, I noticed in your FlytrapStore Missouri - September 2021 tour video that you use styrofoam shipping containers to grow some plants as well as regular containers. Have you noticed any significant difference between the two? I'm experimenting with the same thing and am wondering if the master has any observations.
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davinstewart wrote:Hey Matt, I noticed in your FlytrapStore Missouri - September 2021 tour video that you use styrofoam shipping containers to grow some plants as well as regular containers. Have you noticed any significant difference between the two? I'm experimenting with the same thing and am wondering if the master has any observations.
@davinstewart, I've not used those big styrofoam shipping containers long enough to be sure that there's much of a difference but I'm sure the soil temperature is most stable in those huge foam containers than in the small, thin-walled thermoform pots that I use for the majority of the plants we grow. Thus, I expect the plants will grow better in the long term in them.

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