Evergreen Evapotranspiration as Water Source

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Whenever I've painted my house and covered my foundation shrub planting with plastic, I've noticed the moisture that collects on underside of the tarp. Of course, that's usually in the middle of a Texas summer....

Think I'll try to round up a big clear plastic tarp and experiment on one of my million juniper bushes. Some plants might sweat poisons or toxins - Oleander or Mountain Laurel, for example - but this water could be used non-internally. Could be a good backup plan. Let ya know what happens.

-- Lisa (lisab@shallcx.com), December 29, 1998


In desert survival one tactic is to take a plastic bag, fasten it around a leafy branch and collect the evaporated water in it. Another technique is to create an overnight moisture "collector" by digging a hole in the ground, and placing a container with something acting like like a funnel to collect the evening condensation in. Try searching for desert survival tips.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 29, 1998.


if you distill water you don't need to worry about impurities (it will leave the oleander oils behind) ....you end up with pure water....

go check out :

http://www.solardome.com/ SolarDome84.html

with distilling you can get water out of whatever contains water to begin with....not just dirty water : )

good luck


-- andrea (mebsmebs@hotmail.com), December 30, 1998.

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