Use nutes to fertilize outside garden


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

Hi there. I am doing some research and likely going to start my own garden soon. I will doing mostly vegetable but I still find your site to be more informative in some stuff than others. I am curious about one thing before I get started though. When the nutrient solution is replaced every week or other week, can that be used to fertilize my outside dirt garden? I am guessing it would have to be diluted to do so?? its just a curious thing I was wondering about. Thanks for your time.


#2

Are you talking about from say a hydro resivor. Or if I collect my water from my drain to waste? I don’t see why not


#3

Assuming your referring to dumping the waste from a hydro system
Simple answer is yes it can but ph would still need to be adjusted before
And properly amended soil in garden would not need the extra nutrients
I personally would use it to water my outdoor plants and shrubs not my garden
Just my thoughts


#4

This really has me thinking about what everyone does with there flushed hydro water. It’s pretty important @Donaldj @Countryboyjvd1971 do you think people use it for other plants or just dump it down the drain? Tagged ya don cause I know you do hydro hope you don’t mind maybe you can throw me some more important info. :thinking:


#5

I’m in soil but I use my run off on outdoor plants and shrubs trees but never on my meds


#6

I have some seriously happy trees in my yard which consists of 1-2" top soil and sand lots of sand and requires fertilizing to grow grass. Also since I have changed my hydro units to aero/dwc hybrid I use a lot less nutrient solution to fill them and by most res changes they are at or near min fill level so draining is less than 4 gal