What can I use?
I have several vegetables in large containers--in fact several of the plantings are petering out and will need to be replanted. We have had sixteen days of upper nineties. When I watered tonight, I noticed that the water seemed to be going right through the container without taking time to sufficiently water the plant. I noted that earlier and had put a half-gallon milk jug on top of the soil with a couple of tiny holes in it so that it would release the water very slowly. Obviously, my potting soil did not contain enough of the moisture elements to do the job. What can I add and how to take care of this problem? In the past, I added the water crystals but they ended up making a jellied mess. Help! Thanks for the help Barb