watering and testing for dryness in pumice

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:34:18 PST
Thank you Gastil.

The containers I use hold about 30 litres I think. So weighing is not an 

I am fussy about it now, as my Rainlilies were getting Stagonospora.  I 
have spent 6 months going over most of them as per Wiki instructions, 
which has been a very tedious job indeed.  Hence being planted in 
containers in pumice, as that seems the best way to keep them dry.  
However, they could get too dry.  And I cannot tell how damp it is 
around the root level.  I can stick a finger in, but that doesn't tell 
me anything about the root level.

I can water regularly, but even with pumice, that would be too much 
moisture for the Rainlilies.

Temperature can be indicated with a strip of something.  I wonder if 
there is anything like that for moisture.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

On 1/12/2013 2:42 p.m., M. Gastil-Buhl wrote:
> For some pots, I weigh them at the time I pot them, before adding
> water, and then again when saturated and then later if I am unsure how
> dry it is, I weigh it again.

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