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Using ozonated water to promote root development + general plant health

 
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So lately I have been experimenting with watering my house plants with ozonated water. These plants are basically the equivalent of lab rats for me during the winter months since I can't do much outdoors, so I do a lot of experimenting on them (for better or for worse). Poor babies lol. But they seem to like it! Or at least that's what I'm inclined to believe.

There's not a lot of literature out there on this topic, but what I did find leads me to believe there's a lot of potential here. Since I'm already following the Bob Beck protocol (look it up if you're not familiar with what that is), I make batches of ozonated water on the regular anyway. There's plenty to go around and it only costs pennies per gallon so, why the hell not try?

So far, it's too early to see results, but it's definitely not hurting them. Two of the plants I gave the water to look healthier, and I could swear some of the leaves that were yellowing before look greener now, but I can't confirm that yet. I'm trying to be as objective and scientific as possible with my experimentations, so I'll need to set up a baseline group at some point and do a better job of logging my notes and results, but I really think this theory holds promise. I hypothesize that ozonating compost tea would make it even better and possibly help with pest control, as well as promote healthy root development, among a wide range of other potential benefits.

Has anyone ever tried this? If so, what has your experience been like? Did it help or make any observable difference at all? How long did it take to see results? Any recommendations around applications or Do's & Do Nots?

Thank you! 🙏

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