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pots on wet ground

Posted by four 9B (near 9a) (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 22:19

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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RE: pots on wet ground

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


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RE: pots on wet ground

  • Posted by four 9B (near 9a) (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 12:01

Thanks.

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


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RE: pots on wet ground

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 23:43

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.

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Al


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RE: pots on wet ground

  • Posted by four 9B (near 9a) (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 15, 14 at 9:20

Good idea, to apply the technique to this situation.


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