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Old 12-09-2018, 11:31 PM #11
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so what im getting from this...
is water more frequently, but much less of it...
and from the top only....let it drain out the bottom
is that correct...?


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correct.

if you grab a handful of your dirt that is what you think is a desirable moisture level and squeeze it, water shouldn't drip out. here's a pic of what i'm talking about. the top two pics show way too much moisture and the bottom two are what you want to see.




ten percent is a good amount to water with. lift the pot and feel how heavy it is before your transplant again. put it aside and then leave it till the next day and lift the pot again. it should be a little lighter in weight. then the next day after that, lift the pot again. you should notice the weight decreasing over time. if you pic up the pot and it feels very light, then that is probably too dry.

as the plant roots fill up the pot, you'll need to water more often. be sure to lift the pot before you water it and remember that it's ok to let it wait a little longer as long as the plant looks ok. once you get more familiar with it, you won't have to lift the pots.
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correct.

if you grab a handful of your dirt that is what you think is a desirable moisture level and squeeze it, water shouldn't drip out. here's a pic of what i'm talking about. the top two pics show way too much moisture and the bottom two are what you want to see.

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ten percent is a good amount to water with. lift the pot and feel how heavy it is before your transplant again. put it aside and then leave it till the next day and lift the pot again. it should be a little lighter in weight. then the next day after that, lift the pot again. you should notice the weight decreasing over time. if you pic up the pot and it feels very light, then that is probably too dry.

as the plant roots fill up the pot, you'll need to water more often. be sure to lift the pot before you water it and remember that it's ok to let it wait a little longer as long as the plant looks ok. once you get more familiar with it, you won't have to lift the pots.


thank you pal...
great info...


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yup...I was once a week
and im gonna be transplanting again, into bigger pots
and yes, top of soil is dry....but pushing finger down, you hit moisture about 1-1.5" down...
If transplanting soon, add perlite to help roots aerate.
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Axle2u, You know what the wet cycle looks like. Vegging plants like wet to dry cycles! If you use a measuring cup each time you water, you can tune in better. Also, In the beginning, you can use a bathroom scale to weigh the wet and dry pots so you can learn the difference and tune in better. If I may recommend, Use a 1000 ml measuring cup, and a turkey baster! Water with them.

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You are watering not often enough and when too much of it. That often happens when you are lazy and don't look for them frequently enough. Plants should get a daily dose, given they are consuming it. At least visit them daily to be able to react timely. Bottom feeding like you do it lets them soak up too much. Don't water for days in advance!
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so what im getting from this...
is water more frequently, but much less of it...
and from the top only....let it drain out the bottom
is that correct...?


thanks,


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No it's not neccessarily good to let water run off the bottom because there are two possibilities where this can happen. One is when the soil is too dry and cannot hold the water at all so it runs simply through it without being absorbed. The other case is when you water so much that the soil is saturated with moisture so the excess water runs off. Both is bad. So your assumption is wrong.
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What medium are you growing in?

Flip the plant out of the pot and inspect the roots. Post a picture if you can.

Transplanting typically compounds problems unless you understand the issue and act accordingly.

Watering by scale is not a bad idea but if you do not train your hand it becomes a crutch.

Bottom watering can be helpful but can also oversaturate the medium.

When you do water again, afterwards, lift one side of the pot with one hand a little off the ground. This is "100%" (or perhaps 110% if you are overdoing it). As the pot dries over the week lift it daily until it feels roughly 1/3 lighter. Now water.

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ok, so next question folks,


what causes leaf tips to curl down
is it still too much water issue ?


btw, just recently transplanted betty and veronica,
from 10" pots to bigger, deeper, 12" pots
they seem to be happy...


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ok, so next question folks,


what causes leaf tips to curl down
is it still too much water issue ?


btw, just recently transplanted betty and veronica,
from 10" pots to bigger, deeper, 12" pots
they seem to be happy...


thanks,


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a picture really helps. be sure to get a whole plant with the pot picture. probably over watered and transplant shock.
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a picture really helps. be sure to get a whole plant with the pot picture. probably over watered and transplant shock.

I havnt forgot....lol
im working on getting fixed up, ive transplanted already
and going to take pictures over the weekend, to update posting


its near Christmas time, and time crunch is on....lol
but stay tuned my friend,


although im not out of the woods yet,
thanks again for everyones help....I really appreciate it, a lot


best regards,


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