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Definition of drainage

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Definition as written by talinum:

The passage of excess water through the soil.

Definition as written by Terry:

Soil that is heavy or clayish tends to drain poorly, while soil that is mostly sand will drain rapidly. Neither extreme is good for most plants, which is one of the reasons humus content is vital to plants. In addition to providing nutrients to plant roots, soil that has humus will drain in a moderate fashion, holding water long enough to be beneficial to plants without remaining waterlogged for an extended period of time.

Definition as written by Magpye:

How water moves through the soil. A real important factor for most plants and gardens. In general water should move through the soil .. whether in a garden or in a container, somewhat easily. If there is standing water, create better drainage by adding non-porous material.

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