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Windowbox in kitchen vs. small pots, way better for water timing?

Posted by cinnamonsworld Southern California (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 20, 09 at 15:29

We have a nice, reasonably sunny location in the kitchen. In my past experience, many herbs are quite sensitive to receiving too little water. I'm wondering if anyone has had a far better outcome increasing the size of the container substantially - for instance doing a windowbox-shape container indoors with four plants or so, vs. 4 smaller pots, since the small pots retain less moisture in the soil due to their size?

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RE: Windowbox in kitchen vs. small pots, way better for water tim

Its not only moisture, but also need pleny of room for the roots. There is a polymer that can be added to potting soils that soaks up water and turns to a gel. It will swell up and deliver a lot more moisture requiring less watering. Gardeners Supply also has a big window box planter with a water reservour at the bottom with cloth wicks. You add about half a gallon of water and it holds it several days to water the soil above. I use these outdoors for my summer flowers.

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