WATERING METHODS: Ring-type Distribution Collars in the Pots

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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They are satisfactory for a terrestrial mix; in a porous mix the moisture is not evenly distributed. F78-113
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