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Author Topic: Keeping water buts fresh  (Read 1393 times)


  • Joined Apr 2014
Keeping water buts fresh
« on: April 05, 2014, 09:38:25 pm »

We have a great water but and collect loads of water, but the water stinks. I remember reading somewhere ages ago that you could put plants in the but to keep it fresh. I can't remember if you actually planted them or if you added a bouquet almost.

Does anyone know about this of know where I can get more info?

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  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Keeping water buts fresh
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 10:17:23 pm »
Google is your best friend for these matters! We keep goldfish in ours, it was a google idea and works really well!


  • Joined Mar 2013
  • East Sussex
    • Sussex Forest Garden
Re: Keeping water buts fresh
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 09:04:23 am »
You could put some water soldiers in, they float and oxygenate the water


  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: Keeping water buts fresh
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 09:15:42 pm »
Ears of barley will stop algae. tie a few togeher and dangle in the but.
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  • Joined Sep 2010
  • uk
  • Says it as it is. don't like it don't look
Re: Keeping water buts fresh
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 09:10:50 pm »
Carp then every now and then eat them


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