Rain at last??/When to start watering

Rodger Whitlock totototo@pacificcoast.net
Sat, 16 Oct 2004 17:21:31 PDT
On 16 Oct 04 at 8:03, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> Finally does anyone have any good ideas about the best way to water
> dormant pots that are completely dry? I find the water goes right
> through them, around the sides.

Stand them in *shallow* water and let capillary action do all the 

I am of the opinion that some summer-dormant bulbs continue to 
extract traces of moisture from the soil all summer long and do not 
tolerate total drying out. Cyclamen is the chief of these, but there 
are certainly others. Anything with perennial roots should be 
considered guilty unless proven innocent.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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