Hello, is it safe to use creek water on your plants? I’m currently just using ph adjusted filtered water but creek water would be cheaper and easier. Just a thought I had but didn’t know if there was anything I needed to look into before doing that and if it gave me any extra risks. Also just wanting to hear opinions! Thanks happy growing
I couldn’t think of a better water supply as long as the creek is clean. If there is wildlife in and around the stream it should be just fine.
Saw some fish swimming around in it just a couple days ago
I love this! If I had a creek I would be using it. It would be better if it were ‘moving’ water somewhere within the creek such as a faster current or ripple. There would be a bit more oxygen in it.
Look atthe riparian zones along most creeks, streams and rivers. They are plush with healthy vegitation.
@oldmarine if there is a farm near it do you think I run risk of pesticides or other hints getting mixed in?
Just don’t forget to ph it , the only problem is if you’re in red rock country the water may be to high in Iron to use, and yes there’s a decent risk that rain has pushed pesticide into the water source especially if they carpet the area via plane.
I’m afraid the question will have to be answered from your end. If there is a farm nearby, you may have access to local water reports. Try talking to the farmer, he would probably be sent at least annual reports from whatever local bureaucracy monitors and controls such things. In Texas, we have an active water conservation program. I have two dairies close and we get annual reports just because we requested them.
Depends on what they’re farming and your state laws regarding acceptable levels of runoff.
I lived half a mile down stream from a cow farm for a while and that was no biggie.
I live right by a natural spring. It’s all I ever use my plants love it!