Drainage too fast

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Drainage too fast

Post by Syedaliraza » October 25th, 2016, 9:39 am

Hi All,

I'm following this forum for quite some time and I think this is a great platform for beginners like me.

I recently shifted some of my plants in pots and I used a mixture of 50% sandy soil and 50% leaf compost. Problem is that I think I used too much of compost because when I water, it drains too fast and I have to water plants frequently so my soil mix is not retaining moisture I think. I don't want to replant my plants once again but in summer it will be a nightmare because I will have to water them multiple times a day. Please tell me what can I do now?

One more question. Some of my plants are not put in pots deep enough so that when I water to the full, water does not reach to bottom unless I wait for water to go down then water again and then repeat it. Is it overwatering?

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Re: Drainage too fast

Post by Umair » October 27th, 2016, 12:45 am

1. Ur mixture is good. Just add some blockage in the bottom of pots like broken clay pots (Thikri) or Pebbles.
2. U can easily pass winters but in summers u will have to add blockage in bottom or else watering will be a 'daymare' for u
3. Just keep ur soil moist but not soggy. Watering instantly after one full splash makes soil soggy and might cause over watering.


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Re: Drainage too fast

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » October 28th, 2016, 5:53 pm

[quote="Umair"]1. Ur mixture is good. Just add some blockage in the bottom of pots like broken clay pots (Thikri) or Pebbles.
2. U can easily pass winters but in summers u will have to add blockage in bottom or else watering will be a 'daymare' for u
3. Just keep ur soil moist but not soggy. Watering instantly after one full splash makes soil soggy and might cause over watering.


Sir I do not follow you in Toto, HELP

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Re: Drainage too fast

Post by Umair » October 28th, 2016, 7:12 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:
Umair wrote:1. Ur mixture is good. Just add some blockage in the bottom of pots like broken clay pots (Thikri) or Pebbles.
2. U can easily pass winters but in summers u will have to add blockage in bottom or else watering will be a 'daymare' for u
3. Just keep ur soil moist but not soggy. Watering instantly after one full splash makes soil soggy and might cause over watering.


Sir I do not follow you in Toto, HELP
U can correct me whenever I am wrong Sir. Your input will b highly appreciated


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Re: Drainage too fast

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » October 30th, 2016, 9:03 am

You will find your answer in Garden Web, Container gardening forum.

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Re: Drainage too fast

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » November 1st, 2016, 6:40 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:You will find your answer in Garden Web, Container gardening forum.
Perhaps I am asking too much.
Any way broken clay pots (Thikri) or Pebbles are used to improve the drainage and not block it. :mrgreen:

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