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Casa Quickie: Leftovers

Hand-me-downs. Cold pizza for lunch. Last night's lasagna for breakfast. Defrosted wedding cake on your one-year anniversary. What's not to love about leftovers? And, as much as they can satisfy cravings, they will also satisfy plants! If you have houseplants, whenever possible give them a good pour of water that is left over from drinking and cooking. Obviously, you don't want to over water your plants (black thumb!); so, if it's not yet time to use that leftover water, why not store it in a jar rather than pour it down the drain? Repurposing and conserving water is certainly eco. And even better — the nutrients left over from boiling or steaming veggies will provide an added vitamin boost to your plants. What's not to love?

JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Ooh, I'll have to do this. You can also collect rainwater to water your plants with.
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
I saw a similar thread on AT and it had a good tip that while you wait for the water to warm up in the shower or sink put a bucket in there so it doesn't go to waste! :)
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Good idea. Never thought of using the left over water of the steamed veggies to water the plants.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
I use near half empty water bottles to water my indoor plants. I always have them lying around, either by my bed or in the fridge.
jspeed jspeed 9 years
hmm I'll have to try that. Then again, I can't remember to water my plants even with regular water.
Silliness79 Silliness79 9 years
Great idea.
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