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Brainerd, MN

April 29, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9102826

Do those of you who water young plants (tomatoes) by bottom watering continue to do this after you've potted them up to a much larger container (3 gal) or is that unnecessary as long what watering done from the top runs out the drain holes? I tried bottom watering them only and I don't think that is working so I added from the top but now think I've over-watered them.
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9102905

I'd water from the top once you have them in a bigger pot--that'll help flush salts out of the soil plus it seems like it would be more efficient.
Kerrville, TX

May 3, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9109172

Here is a good discussion on bottom watering:

It is a long discussion and continues with another post on the same page.
Brainerd, MN

May 4, 2012
10:52 PM

Post #9111055

thanks for the link jaywhacker

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