Plants in containers, indoor or outdoor, need water free from chemicals or salts. Sodium is present in softened water. Use water from an outdoor tap, or fill a watering can indoors and let the water sit overnight so that any chemicals disperse.
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Daffodil Planter's writing appears in the Chicago Sun-Times, and she is the Sacramento Gardening Scene Examiner for Examiner.com. A member of the Garden Writers Association, she has a bachelor's degree from Stanford, a law degree from the University of Virginia and studies horticulture at Sierra College.