Other Turtle Discussion :: Waste water in the garden

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:07 pm   Waste water in the garden

I came across an old post on here about this but figured I'd bring it up again. Now that summer is here we do a lot of gardening at our house, We compost, makes teas and try to use a lot of organic solutions. I thought about using tank waste and did a little research to see if it would be safe.
The only concern is salmonella from the waste. I see dumping water onto fresh preduce that will be eaten raw as being the only concern, but for flowers or other plants should be fine.
So next I tried to see how to safely use the waste. It seems that if you were to add it to your compost or a manure tea it would be safe to use once it has heated up 140-160 degrees f should kill most harmful pathogens.
Anyone else use their water for gardening?
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:21 pm   Re: Waste water in the garden

I've been gardening all year-around "ALL" kind of vegetables , I do use it ! What you state is ok /true , go for it.
Recycling that water since the late 60's . YEH I'm an old guy !
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