Lowering the water table in pots; was Anderson deep propagation flats

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:14:02 PDT
Coarse sand gives me the best results for onco seedlings, with a little
loam or clay mixed in, and topped with coarser grit. I found that the roots
did not mind moisture, it is the rhizome which must not be soggy. Hence
covering with the grit rather that more sand/ compost. Rather than "wick"
the pots, trays of sand to stand them on works very well.
Peter (UK)

On 20 October 2015 at 20:24, Rimmer deVries <rdevries@comcast.net> wrote:

> Bob
>
> i heard at a bonsai show lecture, (method also used by Streptocarpus
> growers )
>
> that if you put a piece of yarn in the pot extending down you not only
> keep the pot media moist by adding a wick to soak up water from below,  but
> it also lowers the water table in the pot.
>
> think- hydro communication with the media below.
>
>





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