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Discuss water requirements, "soil" (growing media) and suitable planting containers

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What do you think is the best method ? Do water it trough the tray method or from above ? My pot is 5 and a half inch in hight and is seems that i can wait up to 4 - 5 days than water it again. Peat moss do retain for many days water if mixt with perlite ?
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I've found that watering via the tray method encourages my plants to grow longer roots, which helps them cope better if I'm unable to water them for an extra day.

Peat moss will still retain a good amount of water if mixed with perlite. Perlite will help slow down the compaction of peat moss, which can lead to root rot due to water retention. It's highly recommended to mix perlite or silica sand with peat moss as aeration is important.
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