testing for moisture in plant containers again

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:31:48 PST
I thought I would Google how to test for moisture in plant containers, 
and it is suggested to use skewers!  Now that would suit me 
wonderfully.  My containers are high up, which makes them much easier to 
work with, and full with pumice mix, about 30 litre containers, they are 

It was also mentioned that moisture readers are no good in pumice and 
similar, while skewers work just fine.

To test poke the skewer in, remove and hold on inside of wrist, or 
against cheek.  Also if any soil particles cling to the skewer, 
obviously the soil is damp.


This gives a bit of an idea about what I mean with containers.


Something that forum also mentioned, that in big containers if the roots 
are fairly shallow, to fill the bottom up with plastic bottles.  Then 
cover with plastic mesh before filling with whatever mix is used.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

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