Watering with a hose

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    Derek
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    I normally water using a can from a trough where the water has been standing for some time. Similar to most allotment holders I guess, though as there is only 1 of me the water can stand not being used for considerably longer. I have always considered that this can give some time for the chlorine/whatever to “evaporate” out of the water.
    As mentioned in various videos, I too have resorted to the hose during the long hot summer. I was just wondering whether this water, being “fresher”, could have had any detrimental effect on the bacterial life we are trying to encourage? Would this be a long lasting effect?
    Any thoughts, or am I just overthinking this.

    Derek

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    charles
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    Derek, I would not worry about this.
    It’s the same water that many of us drink and cook with.
    My crops are super healthy after hose watering, esp in polytunnel where it does not rain.

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