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    Rust vs plants

    this year i finally got a rain barrel set up, but its a bit old, its now entirely full though! only problem is that theres a noticable rust-hue to the water. will this hurt my plants if i water them with this water?
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    How did you catch it? Roof water? or some other way. I was always afraid of some roofs contaminating rain barrels through tar, old shingles, etc that might be up there.
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    its a gutter system attacthed to a large wooden trellice in my yard, the only runoff is via wood
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    I wouldnt use it..
    what is the container made of?
    sounds like you need to replace it with plastic..

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    steel, i imagine. its just an old grain barrel with a spigot attatched to the side
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    NO don't use it, get a barrel that is made out of foodsafe plastic so it won't leach chemicals into the water.
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