pots on wet ground

four(9B (near 9a))July 13, 2014

Daily rains sometimes heavy, sometimes light and repetitious.
Ground surface continuously is either damp or wet.

Will elevation of pots improve their drainage?

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calistoga_al

No. As long as your native soil drains well enough so there is no standing water, your pots are better off directly on the soil. Al

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 9:49AM
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four(9B (near 9a))

Thanks.

Standing water periods (now is one) are infrequent, usually last for one day,
sometimes two.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 12:01PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Tipping them will. Note the difference in water retention between a level pot A and a tipped pot B. If you have a hole on the bottom at the side, make sure it's the lowest part of the pot and slip a brick or 2x4 under the opposite side.

Al

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 11:43PM
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four(9B (near 9a))

Good idea, to apply the technique to this situation.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 9:20AM
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