Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Greywater Garden

This pic is one of my “greywater” gardens. It’s planted with ornamentals only so that I can pour the washing machine water on it without fear of contaminating our food with bacterial nasties. The vigorous perennials take up the nutrients in the dirty water, and when I later cut them back to mulch the vegies those nutrients eventually cycle back into our food minus the germs. The plants include yarrows, scented pelargoniums, soapwort, anthemis daisies, lychinis and self seeded calendulas. And the occasional weed that hasn’t yet been fed to either the bunnies or the compost.

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