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RE: watering question

If you get the moisture absorbing crystals (Terra-Sorb or what have you)
and mix them in w/ the potting soil, it does help. I did that this
summer and have lost fewer potted plants. In this heat, w/out them,
you'd have to water 2 or 3 times a day and I'm not here during the work
week to do that.

It has saved my pepper plants and lemon tree in pots for sure....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Chris" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 21 Aug 2003 21:29:09 -0400

>It says time-release water for all container gardening.  
>It looks like a gel in a clear plastic tube.  Supposedly you can put it
>into a 
>container for slow-release of moisture.
>A few years ago, I tested a product like the one mentioned above for
>National Home gardening Club.  The tube it came with took up half the
>pot and only the soil very close to the gel stayed moist.  There's got
>to be a better way!!
>To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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