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    Washing mulch

    I'm changsing my nep mix to have cedar mulch and I was wondering if it's ok to use tap water to wash it. I don't want to use my good rain water just for that. What you think?

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    I'd wash/soak in tap, then give it s a quick rinse w/ RO. I've washed pots and stuff out with my tap water, which is 1031 ppm.
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    I've washed pots and stuff out with my tap water, which is 1031 ppm
    and I thought my water was bad

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    Or what about washing with tap then drying it out then let it soak in rain water?

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    That'll probably work
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    Cool. I went and looked at what they had they had all thses different colors. Would that harm the plants somehow? I just want normal cedar mulch anyways.

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    Don't get anything that has coloring in it. It won't be good for your plants at all. You might not be able to avoid it though, which is where the 24hr soak comes in.

    Where'd you go to look? Did you try Walmart? I think they have big bags of either cedar or fir for about $5.
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    Yeah I checked walmart and they had regular cedar in colors and then just normal. Is there a difference in fir or cedar?

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