Community

Posted 4w ago by @TruthfulApricot

I’m having trouble posting questions. I get a message “failed to post”. If you see this obviously I can post this question, but not the one I’ve tried several times. What am I missing? Plz see my reply for my problem question.
Best Answer
@TruthfulApricot Ive been ignoring Greg’s recommended amount of water for most of my plants and snoozing the watering reminders until Greg picks up on the schedule i want.

For plants in well draining soil, I water fully. Plants in gritty mix soak in a bowl of water for a few minutes. For plants in soil that holds on to water, Ive been doing what Greg suggests
Greg recommends I add a defined amount of water to my plants every so many days, such as 1oz./7days. Most of my research recommends I fully water, fully drain, and wait until fully dry to drench again. (I use a very well draining gritty mix.) These two options are quite different. Do you follow the Greg recommendation or some version of the drench, drain, dry system? Something else?
I make sure to treat the soil to see if a plant needs watering. I bottom water #buttchug almost all of my plants and and basically follows Greg's watering recommendations.
@Sassylimey So if you’re to add 2 oz. every 7 days you add the recommended water to the tray? (Of course modified by with how dry your plant actually is.)
I measure the suggested amount for each plant and butt chug them for about 20 minutes then let them drain in my kitchen sink basket for about 2 hours before potting them back in their locations
I don't like to to water plants because it can encourage soil gnats and fungus gnats especially if the top of the soil is pretty wet
@ivysaur I’ve had to snooze too and adjust amounts. Just this week Gregg wanted me to water some that were still moist.

See more content like this

Growing healthy plants can be intimidating, but you’re not in it alone. Get inspired from other Greg users!
Discover the Community