Re: Plants, potting soil & kitchen sink
Posted by Deb on March 05, 2004 at 19:46:27:
In response to Re: Plants, potting soil & kitchen sink
: Hi,
: I and my garden forum friends have a few questions regarding potting soil going down the drain. We tend to water our plants in our kitchen sink because we find it easy to rinse the plants off and water them at the same time. There is a tendensy for a little soil to drain out and go down the sink. I myself admit to washing my used flower pots (98% of soil removed) in my kitchen sink. Our question is, is this a bad habit? Will the soil and perlite found in many soil mixes cause damage or clogs?? If so, what other things should we prevent from going down the drain other than the obvious items like hair, grease, food? Thanks!,
: Indoor Gardener

In addition, muncipalities spend untold millions at sewage treatment plants to remove stuff (tampons, condoms, baby wipes, dental floss, food particles, perlite ;-) etc, etc) from sewage water that should never be there in the first place. Drains are meant for human waste, toilet paper, and grey water. Period.
The Pipewench

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