How do you water your tall pot, tray or not ?

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How do you water your tall pot, tray or not ?

by roarke » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:52 am

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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Re: How do you water your tall pot, tray or not ?

by Grey » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:39 am

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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Re: How do you water your tall pot, tray or not ?

by roarke » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:40 pm

But it will stay moist about 4 -5 days usually ?

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Re: How do you water your tall pot, tray or not ?

by jwbates26 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:50 pm

The top of the soil may dry out a little but if you go deeper into the pot it will still be moist. That is why it encourages the plants to grow longer deeper roots. Just need to be careful with younger plants that don't have a well developed root system.

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