This is serious folks
It’s bad news: 58 % of California is in what is called “exceptional” drought. I can’t write about the drought with any authority but I can share with you some of the ways I save water around the home.
- Save the water you steam or boil vegetables in. Let it cool and water your plants.
- Same with hard-boiled eggs. Some of the calcium in the shells will leach into the water which is good for plants.
- Place a gallon bucket in the shower to catch water while it’s warming up.
- Drop an ice cube on the floor? Don’t toss it in the sink! Put it in the dog’s bowl or a potted plant.
- Have an aquarium? Next time you clean it, water the plants with the water. Plants absolutely love fish poop!
- Rinse fruits and vegetables in a bowl of water instead of under running water.
- Remove part of your lawn, create planting beds, and fill with drought-tolerant plants.
- Drive your car onto the lawn when you wash it. Use simple soaps, like dishwashing liquid, which the grass can easily neutralize.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Start a compost bin to throw those veggie and fruit scraps in.
- Use mulch in garden beds. It helps the soil retain moisture.
My husband teases me sometimes because I’m a bit of a fanatic when it comes to not wasting water. But I don’t mind because I know that I’m doing the right thing for me, my plants, and for my community. Saving water might seem like a pain in the butt but once you start doing it, it becomes routine and a matter of habit. Remember – Every Drop Counts.
This is serious folks.