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starone | 21:40 Mon 04th Jun 2018 | Home & Garden
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Will I kill the flowers in the garden if I water them with the washing-up water which contains waste stuff from the plates but more importantly a dish washing liquid? Is the dishwashing liquid poison to the plants?

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hope this helps .... https://www.gardeningchannel.com/using-dishwater-to-water-plants-which-greywater-is-safe-in-the-garden/
21:43 Mon 04th Jun 2018
I seem to remember that washing up liquid in a spray is useful for killing greenfly. I don't think the water itself would kill anything.
would not put detergent on plants.. a weak solution to kill aphids only..
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Thanks everyone, especially Sam - I looked at the website suggested by Sam and it was very comprehensive, covered everything I wanted to know so Thanks very much.
you're welcome
I’ve been doing this for years, but only on non-edible plants.
I also keep a bucket in the shower and use this water as well.
I find it useful to keep a watering can beside the sink, and fill it with the water I have to run to get to the hot water for washing up.
I have a water butt, I keep it topped up with the run off water from the hot tap before the hot water comes through.
We need more threads like this, if we're going to save the planet.
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I prefer to water plants in the morning, knowing that slugs are out on maneuvers at night and they love freshly watered plants.

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