Overwatering in dry clients

paceyswittersMay 10, 2011

I live in an extremely dry valley client; I'm watering once a day at this point. Is it pretty safe to do this assuming the soil is dry?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

If the soil is drying, yes it is safe.
Of course, if you're flushing the soil regularly, you'll want to make sure to maintain adequate
nutrient levels.

I often stick a dowel or kabob skewer deep into the pot to tell me when the lower layers of soil
are actually dry.


    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 11:49AM
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I'm still using 4"(?) Jiffy pots, as my seedlings are a little behind, so I can generally tell at this point by lifting it up. I use a fan to circulate air in my mini tent, so I'm guessing that's the reason for the swift evaporation; if I don't have it blowing while all 5 45w CFLs and the T5 is cranking along, it gets really stuffy in there.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 12:00PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

In 4-inch pots, you might have to water multiple times per day ;-)


    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 12:18PM
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