Don’t let water go to waste: it can add moisture and nutrition for your plants
Get around water scarcities. In times of drought, re-use cooled cooking water. Remove whatever was cooking and allow the water to cool to room temperature. You can also re-use dishwater, if you use an all-natural, non-oil-based soap.
Add nutrients. Whatever you’ve cooked will add nutrition into the water. For example, hard boiled eggs add calcium. So, once it’s cooled, it’s great for calcium-loving plants such as tomatoes and peppers. Water used for boiling spinach adds iron. Potatoes and pasta starch is good too – but avoid using water that’s been salted.
Kill weeds. Once you’ve taken out whatever is cooking in the pan, heat the water to boiling. Carefully carry your hot water out and pour wherever weeds are a problem.