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Thread: Would it be safe to collect rainwater for my CPs?

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    Would it be safe to collect rainwater for my CPs? I live on the outskirts of a big city so the air is not so bad, but I don't want to kill my plants with chemical filled rainwater. I'm thinking, if wait say 10 minutes after it has started to rain, then collect the water, so any bad stuff in the air has gone already. Thoughts anyone?

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    I think you would be OK using that method.

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    Anything falling out of the sky is fine to use for your plants.

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    Unless you aware of anything chemical that is mixing with the rain, as it can in some locales (Burbank, California), rainwater is great. i use it all the time.

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    Thanks everyone

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    I usually wait a bit to let the rain wash the loose dirt and debris off my roof before I start collecting it. Other than that I don't worry about what the rain may have in it.
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    Heck yeah you should use it. Free water.

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    I'm wondering if I can put my CPs outside in the rain if it's not raining too hard? Would this be good for them? I'm also having a problem with white-fly on my sundew, and leaving it out in the rain might sort this out. Thoughts anyone

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