Monday, April 28, 2008

Watering houseplants

Put a bowl under the kitchen tap to catch water that's run to warm up or cool down and use that to water houseplants or container plants outside. You'll be surprised how much water goes down the drain unused.

4 comments:

Ala said...

Same advice, but with the shower. A lot of people let it run until it gets warm enough, wasting a lot of water in the process. Just get a bucket and collect the water you're not using, and use it for something else.

Pat said...

Yes, that's a good idea if you have more than just a few houseplants to water. For watering an outside garden or for cleaning (mopping, washing the car, etc.), catching water while the shower is warming up is a very good idea.

Margaret said...

When I wash dishes, I use cold water to rinse dishes. I collect the cold water for that while waiting for the warm water to start coming out.

Pat said...

I save the cold water while waiting for it to warm up to wash dishes, too, Margaret. I couldn't get all that in one short tip! :)