5-1-1 mix, hard water deposits & less lime?
I have very hard water, and get the nasty white deposits when I have to supplement Mother Natures allotment of precipitation in the dog days of summer.
I'm planning on hooking up a rain collection barrel when I can afford the parts an a ladder to borrow and time to hook them all up.
In the meantime, Can/Should I reduce the amount of lime added to my 5-1-1 to compensate for the eventual hard water build up?
if so, can/should I add lime to raise the Ph of a planted pot when I get the rainwater setup finished?
Finally, can/should I flush the hard water deposits with rainwater?