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Bottom Watering Tomatoes

Posted by gelatodave Zone 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 19:43

Hey,

Is it safe to water tomato plants from the bottom by submerging the bottom of the plant with holes into another cup filled with water? I just tried it and it seemed like the plants sucked up a lot of water. Now I am thinking I haven't been top watering enough.


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RE: Bottom Watering Tomatoes

Bottom watering is the recommended method. Top watering tends to cause shallow rooting of the plants and often isn't sufficient.

Just set the pot in a container of water for 20-30 mins (often less depending on the potting mix used) and let it soak up what it needs then remove it or dump the remaining water.

Dave


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