The Mrs. tells me that she heard at her garden club that plants really like oxygenated water. She thought that I should try it.
I know this is addressed in the hydroponics portion of this message board, but I am growing in soil and pots. And I had a tuff time making heads or tails out of the discussions.
Oxygenated water is great for drinking. Also for cleaning the vegetables picked from the garden or purchased at the store. These are facts. Cause it kills a lot of stuff, hopefully only the bad stuff, but I think it kills other stuff also. As I understand it, oxygenated water can kill off root rot or gets rid of diseases to the roots. And please correct me if I am wrong.
I have not used it yet. My plants look just fine, healthy, all that good stuff. I normally use regular tap water, add some nutrients and molasses, ph to 6-6.5, water every other day. Flush every 4th or 5th watering. Why would I want to change?
Just curious, I suppose. And the Mrs. put this bug in my head. Anyway, In my readings on the internet, oxygenated water messes with the iron and magnesium and maby even the copper that exist in the water or soil.
Therefore, is it a good idea to use oxygenated water in potted plants? If it is, then do I have to use anything else to "counter" any adverse affects regarding the iron, mag or copper?
Also is this something that can be done every watering, or just every so often? It sounds as though if I used oxygenated water AT THE SAME TIME WITH the nutrients, then the H203 would kill all that stuff that I am using to feed the plant.
Just checking to see if anyone out there in cannibus land knows the answers to my questions or even cares. As I am typing, it seems that this might be dumb whupdedo to even consider, except I have an ozonater and it works great as a drinking water and vegetable cleaner. Looking for another use for the puppy.