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Post  dick benbow on Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:01 am

I almost did a no-no. So thought I would share so that others who may not have looked "outside the box" don't create a problem for themselves. Here's the story...

Grandson of two was coming over to visit for the weekend. The Pacific NW has been very hot so we thought a time in a small wading pool might be fun for him.

So the next day, rather than waste the water, I thought, I'll use it to water the bonsai and NOT waste it. And then it dawned on me, many small wading pools are sprayed by the manufacturer with an algeacide. Not something I want to introduce to my years/decades of work. So out it went down the drive to the draine.
If it helps just one person then it was worth taking the time to share this. Having a good heart and trying to use resources correctly is one thing, not being aware of something could do a lot of damage.

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Post  M. Frary on Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:28 am

Now that's good to know. We don't have the water shortage problems you guys do and I can see trying to conserve water any you can. Good thing you caught it in time.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:41 pm

I'm not at all sure that the algacide would be strong enough to matter to a multi-cellular plant with a thick epidermis such as a bonsai -- or even a carrot. After all, your kids were splashing in it. Kid pee may be worse.

I would not have hesitated.

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