Watering from below was Cyrtanthus herrei

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:48:20 PDT
Setting a pot in shallow water until the surface is moist lets you  
know that all the soil in the pot is moist.  If a pot has dried, the  
soil often shrinks away from the edge of the pot, and when you water  
from the top, the water runs down the gap and out the bottom.  This  
can fool you into thinking you have watered sufficiently, while  
actually the soil remains almost completely dry.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

On 23-Jul-09, at 12:01 PM, Justin Smith wrote:

>  I was wondering if there was any inherent benefit to this type of  
> watering vs watering from above?

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