The Proper way to water a potted plant

Discussion in 'Basic Growing' started by emilya, May 18, 2014.

  1. outside

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    That is what i was wanting to hear. Thank you.
     
  2. Liberty420

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    Wow! What a brilliant read, that's really helped me a lot. One thing I'm not sure of is that is it okay for some roots to sit at the top of the soil? Some of mine seem to do it at times especially after watering (the wrong way) which will now be corrected :)
     
  3. emilya

    emilya Future Dispensary Owner

    Its not going to hurt anything really, the roots exposed to light and air will harden off and protect themselves, but my personal preference in dealing with this is to add more soil on top to cover them up when I can. I had a plant this season that I started in too tall of a 1 gal container and it didnt end up fitting down in my final container without some of the roots sticking up at the top. As an experiment I let her go like this, and things turned out fine. She wasn't a great producer, but she did produce.
     
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  4. Liberty420

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    Ah I see thank you
     
  5. likesthebong

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    Great info can't get enough from emilya!
     
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  6. outside

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    Using Emilyas method of watering. This is my rootball moving from a 7 to 15 gallon pot outside... great advice. Thank you. Things looking good.
     

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  7. emilya

    emilya Future Dispensary Owner

    great job!
     
  8. outside

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    When you first start the regime and fear you need to water, fight the urge, even on hot days. I can tell you watering the perimeter of the plant with most of the water does wonders. Emilya you are a genius. my girls thank you
     
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  9. likesthebong

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    I really wish I took a pic of my root ball when I repotted It was pretty awesome ....first thing I learned here was Emilyas watering system !....repotting again very soon!
     
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  10. likesthebong

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    So I decided to go home for lunch today and kill the Boy Scout... This time I took a picture of the roots
     

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  11. Emilya I always learn something new from you. Amazing....
     
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  12. outtahouse

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    Thank you for the information on watering plants. I am an outdoor grower and would appreciate any insights on watering outdoor plants in a garden. Currently, I give them rain water from my rain barrel if it doesn't rain. Usually, after 2 days of no rain. I add molasses to water every week, but I am totally organic. The plants are healthy and tall, about 6 feet. This is my second grow, but I am still in the learning process. I can hardly wait until next year. I am not a fan of doing an indoor grow, but I am building a green house. So stay tuned.......
     
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  13. shelton abbey

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    great thread guys learning lots, emilya your a font of knowledge , thank you
     
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  14. VrginGrowr

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    This was very informative for me emilya thanks for posting things like this for nubes like me i will start to look at how i water my plants.
     
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  15. Tinkerfarms

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    Omg that is alot of roots
     
  16. Tinkerfarms

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    I have read and am going to try it the next time i have to water :doublethumbs: I want roots like Dutch Pimp:doublethumbs::thumbsup:
     
  17. Tinkerfarms

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    Ok so just a quick few questions cause I really want to learn how to do this..
    This is the first time you ever water the pot right?
    And this is every time after correct?
     
  18. emilya

    emilya Future Dispensary Owner

    no, every time. First you attempt to wet the entire top of the rootball, and after approximately half of the water that I usually use is applied in this way, then I go to the second method and water from the edges, actively trying to move the soil from the outside to the middle of the root ball.
    This is the last bit of the process that is done every time, attempting to make the outside edges the wettest parts of the container. The roots will move toward the water, and you want the roots to try to move horizontally, filling in the voids in the middle of the rootball.
     
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  19. Tinkerfarms

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    Ok got it thanks !
     
  20. Esteban1

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    Know the response is way late in this burned out discussion but I ain't showing u guys nutt'n under my girls hoods! Emilia nice basic info on watering. Everyone deserves a little credit here for input. Your writing dictates a fairly vast knowledge of horticulture. As simple as it appears watering a plant confined to pots need this attention .
     
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