Lines on inside of outer Oyama pot.

zwaantjeApril 25, 2009

When I received the Oyama pots I want to start using there was a drawn schedule, like the one shown on an av website. However, I lost that schedule but I seem to remember that the information I'm asking for here wasn't there to begin with.

Ok, here's my problem.

Filling the inside with Perlite and soil, that I get. But the water well has 3 different lines with no visible explanation which line is for what. So there's my question: which line to use when I fill the outer pot of the Oyama pot for my AV's? There must be a reason for those line, but I just can't figure it out!

Thank you in advance!

Milli.

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fred_hill(6)

Hi Milli.
I checked my latest copy of "Growing To Show" and according to that the lines serve as a gauge for the water level. In a 4" and 5" Oyama pot if you fill it to line one or two it will not need water again for 5 to 6 days. If you are using the 6" Oyama and fill it to line one or two that should last for 6 to 7 days. Of course a lot of this edpends on your growing conditions and on the type of Oyama it could last longer.
Hope this helps,
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 10:35AM
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zwaantje

Aha! That makes perfect sense, thank you very much! I noticed that filling up those outer pots to the top line makes the soil too wet but larger plants probably need more water. Thank you again!

Regards,
Milli

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 1:50PM
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lilypad22(7)

Some of my plants I fill to a higher line, some of them to a lower line. Also depends on how pot bound the plant is, more roots need more water more often. When I go on vacation, I fill them up to the top line but then I'm not going to water again for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks and then I'll go back to the regular watering. If you use a lower line and your soil is still staying too wet, add more perlite to your soil mix, that should help. My plants really love these pots, but I have too many plants to put them all in them. tish

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 10:10PM
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