Originally Posted by Succinct
So, I have saucers under my plants, and I just leave the runoff. I water enough for it to run out and fill the saucer halfway.
Within 30 minutes, the soil soaks it back up. Have I been doing this wrong?
I have saucers under my plants too but I use a riser to lift the container up so it doesn’t sit in the runoff. The runoff has the excess stuff you want out of the medium. Imo, you probably don’t want it leaching back up into it.
I’m not saying that letting the container sit in the runoff won’t work... just be mindful and keep an eye out.
Here’s basically what I use