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Old 06-22-2019, 12:44 PM
 
Location: 78745
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I always like to add about 4 capfuls of hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of fresh, clean and pure bottled water to water to the Star Jasmine plants, the Purple Sage and the Crepe Myrtle I have growing in the yard for the first month or so after planting them and they seem to do really good, much better than if I did not add the hydrogen peroxide to the water.

That got me to wondering how they would react to fresh, clean carbonated water? I would experiment myself but I don't want chance sending a shock into the plant that it cannot handle it.

Anybody know? Or have any ideas?
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:47 PM
 
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I haven't done it, but I've read that it's good for plants, according to some people. Try it and report back.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:18 PM
 
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Ivory,
My father use to pour his left over 7Up onto a plant and the plant did okay. He only did it once in a blue moon though.

I did some sleuthing and found this that says club soda without sugar is good for it. That means 7Up would be not as good for it.

https://sciencing.com/happens-water-...a-6300916.html

However, I am only a small gardener. I've got one little wood bin that I grow some flowers in. I don't even have a yard....so I am no expert.
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:07 PM
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The carbonation is carbonic acid. It'll release some elements for uptake. IIRC, rainwater has a very very small percentage of carbonic acid in it that is part of the weathering of rocks.
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:44 PM
 
Location: 78745
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Thanks everybody for all the replies. I'm gonna give it a try on a smaller plant and see what happens. I was thinking about using regular, perrier water or topo chico, no sugars, no flavors, just plain carbonated water.

I have used water squeezed from freshly brewed Luzianne tea bags in addition to water the cactus plants I keep in clay flower pots and they respond very well to it.

I just recently discovered in the past 4 or 5 years how well the plants respond to hydrogen peroxide.
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Puna, Hawaii
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Carbonated water is good for plants whether it is used for watering or sprayed onto the leaves. Pot growers figured that out in the 1970's and scientists validated it in the 90's. One of the limiting factors of plant growth is the amount of CO2 available, carbonated water increases the amount of CO2 available to the plants so they grow faster. It's probably less effective when used for watering compared to foliar application.

I've never heard of hydrogen peroxide being used to increase plant growth (it probably can't directly affect metabolism like CO2 can) but it has reportedly been used successfully in a diluted form to prevent or kill early blight on tomatoes when sprayed onto the plants (not added to the soil). Eliminating or reducing the blight could, indirectly, increase the growth rate of the plant but it's not accelerating growth like one sees when increasing access to light or CO2.

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Old 07-01-2019, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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There was a crazy gardener, but not too crazy, on PBS that had all sorts of home made recipes for lawn care, I think club soda was mentioned. Also putting stuff like beer, cola, soap etc in a hose end sprayer and spraying your lawn instead big store bought fertilizer and weed killer.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:59 AM
 
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There was a crazy gardener, but not too crazy, on PBS that had all sorts of home made recipes for lawn care, I think club soda was mentioned. Also putting stuff like beer, cola, soap etc in a hose end sprayer and spraying your lawn instead big store bought fertilizer and weed killer.
That was Jerry Baker.
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