Roots Out the Drainage Holes

Jane McGary
Wed, 25 Oct 2006 15:40:52 PDT
David Ehrlich wrote:
>I used to use terracotta , but the pots got salty, and burned roots which 
>were invariably attracted to the sides of the pot.

This would be a problem with some water supplies. I water from my own well, 
untreated, and no salts accumulate from it; the aquifer is between layers 
of igneous rock. I know that some books recommend watering container plants 
with rainwater because of lime and other mineral problems.

Jane McGary

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