Water/gritty mix question
I have a seemingly simple question: How do I maintain moisture levels in my gritty mix??
I know it's supposed to be a quick-draining mix that allows oxygen to get to the roots. That's all fine a good, and that's why I gave it a shot in the first place, but I can't figure out a practical way to keep things well-watered.
So far I've repotted a small fig and a small bald cypress in the gritty mix, both of which stay indoors. I have to water each of them at least once a day, which I don't mind at all. My problem is not the fact that I have to water daily, but the way in which I have to water daily. I've been having to haul these two relatively large containers to the sink to thoroughly water them before returning them to their locations in the house.
I'm planning on repotting several other houseplants in the gritty mix in the near future, so many, in fact, that hauling all of them to the sink once a day is just not going to be feasible. If I hand water with a can, the water just goes straight through and my drip plates fill up without having properly soaked the mix.
Is there any better way to this apart from keeping all my plants in the bath tub?? :)
I'm not giving up on gritty mix, but I have to figure out a better watering system...
Any help greatly appreciated.