Gritty mix watering
Ok, so I made some custom "pots" out of little clear plastic jars. I used them because they have thick threads on the top, so I rigged up a solid wire contraption to hold up some jade cuttings for rooting. The threads were perfect to wrap solid wire around, but enough on that. So, after letting my cuttings sit for a month, I decided to pour in the gritty mix, and water. Being a clear jar, I can see the water penetration into the mix, and I was a bit puzzled. The water moistened the top of the mix, and the bottom, but left the middle dry. Now, being able to see that, I rolled the container around while watering to get it all wet.
My concern is, what about pots you can't see in?? How can I be sure that ALL of the mix is getting wet?? The last thing I want is to actually underwater because some of the mix is dry, especially with my venture into bonsai trees.