After you've boiled a pot of pasta or potatoes, do you ever wonder what you can do with all that leftover starchy water? Instead of pouring it down the drain, let it cool down to room temperature and reuse it to water your houseplants and garden. The residual starch in the water actually spurs the nutrients in soil, which helps feed the plants and makes them stronger. In essence, they are carbo-loading for strength! Just remember this one tip: Don't add any salt to the water when cooking, since salt is harmful to all plant types.
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