Is it Okay to Water Vegetable Plants With Water That Has Been Treated by a Water Softener?

Whether you can water vegetable plants with water that has been treated by a water softener depends on the type of softener. The University of Florida notes that reverse osmosis and magnetic water softeners are fine for watering plants, while many ion exchange systems remove the calcium and introduce sodium, which could cause the soil to become too salty.

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