|Cateogory: Water Gardening -> Planting Instructions|
|Name: ALUM & SALT---useful for ponds|
|Description: Alum & Salt ---useful for ponds----
ALUM--a pickling spice found in your grocery store in with the spices. Use it to sterilize incoming plants. Plants will have unwanted parasites & such, so soak them in a solution of 1 tablespoon per gallon of water for 24 hours. Rinse. Pot as usual.
NON-IODIZED SALT--1 Tablespoon per 5 gallons is .1%. Add one pound of pure salt per one hundred gallons of water. Therapeutic salt dose is 0.3% (three pounds of non-iodized salt per 100 US gallons of water Salt is benificial in helping to prevent disease & promotes the natural slimecoat process. For further technical information, register at http://www.click2roark.com .
***As with any type of "medication" do research first & be careful. When adding salt, do it gradually over a period of 12-24 hours.
Do not use salt if you have a planted pond.