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Do This With Your Pasta Water (It’s Not What You Think)

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You probably don’t think twice about dumping this down the drain. But your plants want you to stop! This is what we mean…

Water from boiled pasta and potatoes has a high starch content and hard-boiled-egg water has some added calcium from the eggshells—both of which make excellent plant fertilizer. Let the water cool to room temperature, then douse your plants with your enriched elixir (that you were about to throw out).

You can also use the water you used to steam or cook vegetables…unless you want to drink this nutrient-rich liquid yourself!

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips. Date: June 24, 2015 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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