I live in Northwest Florida in a very wooded area. Behind my house about 20 yards in a small creek that runs off of a river. The water is slightly brown due to the trees and leaves in it, but seems clean. It is constantly flowing and doesnt pool or stagnate.
Does anyone have experience using such water sources to start seeds? My thinking is that it would be like rain water and therefore better for the plants.
Should I be concerned about bacteria or fungi in the water? I will not be using the creek water for full time watering becuase it would be to hard to carry large amounts later, but for starting the seeds it seems like giving them every advantage is a good thing.