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Old 04-22-2020, 07:58 AM #1
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Dealing With Runoff?

Interested in hearing about what creative ways people have come up with to deal with their runoff.
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Old 04-30-2020, 04:17 AM #2
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I use a shopvac to get it out of the saucers. Been wanting to set these up

https://www.amazon.com/Drain-Away-Tr...s%2C157&sr=8-1

But I’m dragging my feet on doing it.
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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?
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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?
No. Sounds go. Excess can be used on other plants, but a lot of fuss and muss.
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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

https://www.zenhydro.com/gro-pro-nx-...SABEgK3ufD_BwE
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Good point Vanilla. I had some pH issues last run and I'll get some spacers for next time and see if keeping the runoff out makes any difference.
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