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There are pots for indoor plants, they don't have a hole at the bottom and can be put on a desk. When planting in such a pot you have to put something on the bottom to provide a space for any exess water - I use pieces of broken ceramic pots (many garden centres give them for free) and/or pebbles.
I assume that you yourself will be the only one watering the plant. Most people use a saucer under the pot (without gravel) and avoid too much water build up by watering the plant only as needed. If you do over water the plant you can carefully empty the saucer or leave it until the excess has soaked into the soil (it's very unlikely that you will get ...
Wow, that potting mix is far too wet, and while that's probably what's causing most of the trouble, the plants also look like they could stand a good bit more sun. Don't water the plants unless the soil is dry, at least an inch in. Overwatering kills, eventually. You can already see the yellowing and leaf drop. So cut back on the watering, move to the ...
Well, basically, the perched table is the saturation point, where the capillary action in the soil is canceled out by the force of gravity. Every type of growing media has a different perched table. Capillary action will pull water up from a certain point, and below that point, gravity keeps the water from moving up. The size of the container does not affect ...
You may use Eucalyptus spp. for lowering the water table. It can also be used for planting in arable land near marshy areas to dry them up.
To recap the problem: Rainwater that is collected in barrels that is four feet (1.1 meter) off the ground comes out of the pipe at about 10 psi using gravity. Most water timers either require 60 to 100 psi (city tap pressure) or an electrical outlet to power the valve and timer. In order to water plants or top up ponds I needed a water timer that would ...
If the leaves look fine, it was probably caused by caused by dehydration. Mine did that recently, as well. Cut the flower heads off, and keep the plant well watered.
If you don't mind doing the siphon thing, you can easily get the siphon action going by putting a valve on one end of a hose and submerging the hose into the tub water to purge the air from the hose. Then close the valve (to keep the water in the hose) and put the valve end out the window to a bucket/container outside. Once it is in position (non-valve end ...
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