Brown Thumb Needs Help

Dan Drake dd at
Fri Nov 5 14:36:46 EST 1999

On Thu, 4 Nov 1999 20:57:35, I DON'T LIKE SPAM!!! 
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>... a lot of excellent advice on plant care, especially watering, to 
which I'd merely add

Commercial potting soils tend to be mostly fluffy light organic material 
which holds water well.  BUT, if they dry out, water may run right through
without getting the soil wet.  Watch out for this, and if you see it 
happening, plop the pot in water (not deep enough to run over the rim) for
a few minutes to get the soil wet.  Then be sure to let it drain.  

It's hateful to be told constantly that overwatering is the main cause of 
potted plant death, and then be warned about excessive drying, but be 
aware of the problem.

Dan Drake
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