Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Putting my house plant on steroids . . .

Steaming Carrots

 It is not uncommon for us to steam our veggies. One night as I was dumping the leftover water out from the veggies we had steamed for dinner, Jacob said, "You should water the house plants with that, it is probably loaded with vitamins." I had actually never thought of that, but it sounded like a good idea to me. So from that point I began dumping our veggie water into my Dieffenbachia.

My Dieffenbachia after a few months of Vitamin Water

Since I began dumping this Vitamin Water into my plant about 4 months ago the main cane has probably grown at least a foot and a half.  In addition, the plant has added 4 new leaves. It has been amazing to watch it grow so fast and it seems so much healthier than it was before.  Maybe this is just a coincidence, but it doesn't seem likely. Give this water conservation tip a try and see if it doesn't give your house plants a boost.


Anonymous said...

That sounds like a cool idea. I think I will try it.
I have plants that overwinter inside. Then in spring I put back outside. My Swedish ivy is growing really well and I have lots of babies from it too. :)
If you have pets, watch out for them because your Duffy is toxic to them.
I have pets, but so far they have never shown a interest.
Stay warm over there!

Anonymous said...

Diffy I meant. I hate my spellchecker. It has a mind of it's own..