HERB - Seeking Advice
Sheron Buchele/Curtis Rowland
foxryde at verinet.com
Sun Mar 14 20:50:24 PST 1999
At 10:07 PM 3/14/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Mary Temple wrote:
>> Be careful with clay pots - they dry out really bad here in Austin
>> during the summer. The past several summers that I've used clay pots I
>> had to water twice a day - the plastic pots only needed it once a day.
>I learned a new trick from Raisya last year. Try putting a plastic tray
>your pots and keeping it filled with water as well as actually watering in
>pots. They won't dry out as often.
If you prefer the look of clay pots - you can line them with plastic wrap
and fill them with potting soil. Take a pencil and punch a single hole in
the bottom of the plastic wrap so the pot can drain. I have some tiny
little square pots that I paid waaay too much for that killed every plant I
put in them from terminal
dry-i-tude-inosity. Now that I have lined them, they work just fine. Now
plants regularly out grow them!
I prefer the plastic pots for my green buddies that go outside in the
summer. I generally group them by watering habits in plastic flats
without drain holes. Then rather than water them one by one, I just put
water into the flat.
Just make sure to drain them if you live a place where water *actually*
comes from the sky.
We here in Colorado have heard of such a thing.
We believe that you think that it is so.
We just have never seen it.
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