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Discuss water requirements, "soil" (growing media) and suitable planting containers

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By LF42
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I'm using pure distilled water and i overwatered my plants so i poured the water back in the gallon. There is a bit of peat moss in the water and it turned a bit brown because of the acidity i guess.

Is it safe to reuse for my plants later? There is no risk of getting mold in the water or something?

Thank you.

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By Intheswamp
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What about seed germination, Panman? Do you use distilled water for that? I've been hesitant to use anything but pure distilled water for watering seeds and young seedlings...but, really, I don't know why I do that because I usually wash the medium in rain water so I might as well water with rainwater. For stratification I can see distilled water would be much better.
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By Panman
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I only worry about distilled water when there is a chance of mold or algae causing problems. Otherwise, I just use my RO water or rain water.
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By LF42
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Panman wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:53 pm It will be safe to use to water the plants. Just don't use it for anything where where you need pure water, like stratification.
Reassuring, thank you
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