WAS Anderson deep propagation flats; Now lowering the water table in pots

Rimmer deVries rdevries@comcast.net
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:21:22 PDT

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.  

they recommend a yarn that does not rot, so not cotton but Orlon or some other synthetic yard.

SE Mich 
USA Zone 4-5-6 depending on the winter. 

> On Oct 20, 2015, at 3:10 PM, penstemon <penstemon@Q.com> wrote:
> Putting screen in the bottom, which is, of course, the only way to prevent the growing medium (in my case, perlite) from falling out, will still create a perched water table, but hopefully far enough down in the deep pots to prevent root rot.
> Bob Nold
> Denver, Colorado, USA
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