WATERING METHODS: A "check-pot" Guide

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 4 years ago.

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An average size pot is filled with usual drainage crock (which is then secured to the bottom with screen mesh), and then filled with the usual potting medium; at intervals the medium is tipped out to estimate the moisture in the pot, and by extension all the other pots with plants in them; in Florida. A75-492
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