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March 25, 2014

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Marlene

How do you prevent over-watering and soggy medium with this design?

Bob Hyland

Hi Marlene, Good question. I intended to post about water management but have gotten behind getting ready for my move back to California.

The short answer is that the "bubble" supplies oxygen to prevent an anaerobic condition. The key to this is to allow the plant to use the water in the bubble before adding more.

Do not think of it as a "self-watering" planter. The plant has no "brain" like an animal to start and stop drinking.

I will post more about water management in the next day or so. Once you get the hang of it you will never over water.

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