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A "self-watering" container like an Earth Box would probably be a great solution to your problem. There are also self watering containers in smaller sizes. Besides keeping the drainage under control, it would allow your plants to take up only the amount of water they need, when they need it - and allow you to be away from home for a few days without ...


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It's not easy - I also have a balcony with 3 others beneath. Frankly, I don't worry about it too much, I just water and let it run, but I am careful to water only in the evening, preferably just before dusk, when its unlikely anyone else will be on their balconies. I'm also careful with the amount - if the pot is very large and bone dry, I'll water with 2 ...


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I planted Palestine Strawberry clover in my yard (Phoenix, AZ) this past fall. My clover seems extraordinarily resilient so far (with the exception of falling prey to our local quail population). Considering clover is considered a difficult-to-remove lawn pest by many, I don't expect you'll have too much trouble getting them established. When I sowed mine, ...


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It prefers moist soil, but that doesn't mean it likes to be wet all the time - it's the usual thing 'moist but well drained'. It's also a succulent so tolerates drought quite well, so I suggest you water when the surface of the potting medium feels just dry to the touch, but not shrunken from the sides of the pot, water it well and don't let it stand in ...


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How much water you need, especially when it comes to vegetables, will definitely vary from species to species - but it is also highly dependent upon your cultivation practices. For example, if you grow your vegetables in single file rows and leave the soil bare otherwise, you will lose a lot of water due to evaporation and have to replace that water more ...


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The problem with finding a resource that will tell you how much water an individual veggie needs is that it will depend so much on where you live. The temperature, the wind, the angle of the sun will all affect the plants water needs. That said, Corn needs a lot, cool season veggies like lettuces need a lot. Cucumbers need a fair amount, or they'll get ...


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There isn't really a formula for how much water you need to supply a particular plant in, say, a year or six months because so much depends on the environment and weather. You can certainly try googling descriptive things like 'plants for dry places', to get ideas about which plants would cope better in your situation, there are certainly books that advise ...



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