Cuisaid AccuWeigh ProDigital Kitchen Scale. Five of these will be given away in a free drawing at the BBG Houseplant SIP Workshop this coming Wednesday
Sub-irrigation is demonstrably the most accurate way of supplying water to houseplants. It does not rely on imprecise finger poking to test soil moisture.
Just try it and you will see for yourself. You do not have to take anyone's word for it.
One reason why sub-irrigation is more accurate than drench and drain watering of houseplants is the ability to provide a measured dose of water.
Growing in clear containers such as soda bottle SIPs adds to the accuracy of this method. You can see the status of the root system and soil moisture at all times. As we know, traditional drain hole pots are opaque (clay pots for example) and the status of the all-important root system is largely a mystery to the caretaker.
The most accurate, foolproof way to provide water to houseplants is to use portion control just as you would when controlling food calories. An inexpensive kitchen scale is all you need.
The scale method is simple and I will cover it in the BBG workshop Wednesday evening. I will also donate 5 Cuisaid AccuWeigh ProDigital Kitchen Scales to encourage dialogue from users.
We desparately need shared user experience. If our institutions refuse to provide it, we can use social media as a tool for educating ourselves.
The only obligation to enter the free drawing is to agree to share experience via Google+ on a Google Circle. We’re in the process of organizing this.