is bottom watering really effective?

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    emmaoliveremmaoliver
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    I came across alot of buzz about bottom watering, have any one of you tried it? is it really effective?

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    sonatangy.ayasonatangy.aya
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    Namaste Emma, my own experience is it depends on the plant. I suppose you mean putting a pot on a tray and then pouring water in the tray?

    For me this works very well for seedlings in their little pots. The potting mix soaks the water up and then I remove them from the tray and only a little water runs out.

    But it doesn’t work well for other pots that are bigger. The water doesn’t seem to soak up high enough. I’d have to use a bucket instead of a tray to make sure the water reaches the whole pot, and then when I remove it too much water drains away. I feel all the food is washing out.

    However I love doing this for cactus and succulents. Since the pebbles drain very fast, I’m quickly done with the watering chores because it fills and empties very fast. And i do add a little fertilizer to the water so it compensates whatever washes out.

    What are you using it for?

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