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Old 05-11-2004, 04:36 PM
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Wink Container Plants, patio tubs & Pots - Planters

I have had past problems with my container plants drying out,
evaporation, over the last few years with this hot weather & with
having to work during the day. I have tried the gel stuff etc but
not much improvement.

This year I found a tubing unit that slips down the side of my
bell pots & tubs. I tried one in each of them and I am highly
delight with the outcome, plants have kept healthy (with an
edge over the others). You water the topas normal and into the tube
and this gets water to the lower part of the root system, simple but
clever the tube allows water through the side of the tube not out the bottom.

Just like to share this with you all, I'm getting some more
as xmas presents from the grandchildren...

I found these at
www.wateringgem.co.uk should you be interested.... Let me know what you think of it - them.
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Old 05-11-2004, 06:32 PM
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I have had past problems with my container plants drying out,
evaporation, over the last few years with this hot weather & with
having to work during the day. I have tried the gel stuff etc but
not much improvement.

This year I found a tubing unit that slips down the side of my
bell pots & tubs. I tried one in each of them and I am highly
delight with the outcome, plants have kept healthy (with an
edge over the others). You water the topas normal and into the tube
and this gets water to the lower part of the root system, simple but
clever the tube allows water through the side of the tube not out the
bottom.

Just like to share this with you all, I'm getting some more
as xmas presents from the grandchildren...

I found these at
www.wateringgem.co.uk should you be interested.... Let me know what you
think of it - them.


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petee


Thanks! Those things look like they'd be very easy to make from PVC pipe.
And I can see how they would do a great job at helping to keep plants moist
in the hot summer months.

Brigitte


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Old 05-11-2004, 11:08 PM
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petee wrote:

I have had past problems with my container plants drying out,
evaporation, over the last few years with this hot weather & with
having to work during the day. I have tried the gel stuff etc but
not much improvement.

This year I found a tubing unit that slips down the side of my
bell pots & tubs. I tried one in each of them and I am highly
delight with the outcome, plants have kept healthy (with an
edge over the others). You water the topas normal and into the tube
and this gets water to the lower part of the root system, simple but
clever the tube allows water through the side of the tube not out the
bottom.

Just like to share this with you all, I'm getting some more
as xmas presents from the grandchildren...

I found these at
www.wateringgem.co.uk should you be interested.... Let me know what you
think of it - them.


Try my home-made potting mix. It wets easily, hold moisture
without becoming soggy, drains well, and makes moisture available
to roots until it is almost completely dry. No gadgets or special
containers are needed.

See http://www.rossde.com/garden/garden_potting_mix.html.

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David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
Sunset Zone: 21 -- interior Santa Monica Mountains with some ocean
influence (USDA 10a, very close to Sunset Zone 19)
Gardening pages at http://www.rossde.com/garden/
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petee wrote:

I have had past problems with my container plants drying out,
evaporation, over the last few years with this hot weather & with
having to work during the day. I have tried the gel stuff etc but
not much improvement.

This year I found a tubing unit that slips down the side of my
bell pots & tubs. I tried one in each of them and I am highly
delight with the outcome, plants have kept healthy (with an
edge over the others). You water the topas normal and into the tube
and this gets water to the lower part of the root system, simple but
clever the tube allows water through the side of the tube not out the
bottom.

Just like to share this with you all, I'm getting some more
as xmas presents from the grandchildren...

I found these at
www.wateringgem.co.uk should you be interested.... Let me know what you
think of it - them.


Try my home-made potting mix. It wets easily, hold moisture
without becoming soggy, drains well, and makes moisture available
to roots until it is almost completely dry. No gadgets or special
containers are needed.

See http://www.rossde.com/garden/garden_potting_mix.html.

--
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
Sunset Zone: 21 -- interior Santa Monica Mountains with some ocean
influence (USDA 10a, very close to Sunset Zone 19)
Gardening pages at http://www.rossde.com/garden/


thanks David

Brigitte


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