Originally Posted by Maya
Wow... 6000 square feet! That's a lot of veggies! I've never bothered to drag our water out to the garden (compost pile is waaayy closer!) When I had bettas I would use their water on the house plants and they loved it. I don't have any FW
critters anymore. We went to a 75 gallon saltwater reef and are beginning our upgrade to our 125. Using that water is out, so I lost my free indoor fertilizer. Lol! I have been a novice gardener for years, mainly flowers with a few herbs. My husband however has expanded our gardens to include a set of 12x24 foot raised beds for produce and I have to admit, while not as pretty as my roses, they do taste much better. Enjoy your tanks!
My wife has a number of roses. I grow many of our flowers, and all of our vegetables, from seed. I refuse to buy any edible from a greenhouse. I also grow herbs from seed (except rosemary...just can't do it in my climate). I applaud your husbands efforts on the raised beds. I grow asparagus, strawberries and garlic in raised beds. The strawberries are just a dozen or so everbearing, so a small bed. The June bearing are in a 400 sf bed of their own (not a raised bed).
I don't think I could trust dumping tank water into my compost pile until I can send it off to be tested by my favorite lab. I have no knowledge as to whether it is good, bad or indifferent, but with a garden the size of mine, I can't take the chance.
If you ever want any gardening advice, please feel free to ask.