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Is Watering Your Plants With Milk Good for Them?

By Jessica Alzarana ; Updated September 21, 2017
A glass of milk.

Horticultural experts do not recommend watering plants with milk. While the protein and calcium in milk may help some plants grow, the potential negative effects outweigh this possibility. The extra sugars in the soil can interfere with the plant's ability to absorb water, and excess milk sediments that remain in the soil can cause rot or mold.

 

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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report & BootsNAll.