Brugmansias forum: Mud Crystals in the soil?

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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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Rhapsody616
Feb 4, 2013 1:12 AM CST
Hello to all,
I was wondering if anyone had experience using mud crystals in the soil with the brugs? You know, the little beads that swell up in water. Any helpful input would be great!
R
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 5, 2013 9:15 AM CST
I tried them here in Florida as we have very sandy soil that dries out quickly. Turns out they attract moisture from the air, keeping things too wet, especially in pots! I can't use "Moisture Control" potting soil either. Soggy.

They might work great in California where you have less humidity than we do.
Elaine

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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
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Rhapsody616
Feb 5, 2013 10:39 PM CST
Yah maybe. The moister control soil works great here. I would only use them in the potted plants. Had not thought about the garden. I just put in extra compost so the soil stays pretty moist and my worms love it! Thumbs up
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
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Rhapsody616
Feb 25, 2013 1:58 PM CST
I got a few bags of them. They are small bags. I am going to add them into the soil and see what happens! Angel Rhapsody
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debiet
Apr 22, 2013 6:56 AM CST
They are more commonly known as water beads or soil crystals. I use them too. They are great for keeping indoor plants hydrated. You just need to soak them in water before transferring your plants. I often forget to water my plants that's why I opted to go for these very cute jellies. They also come in different colors which serves like a centerpiece decor to me. How are your plants doing in the mud crystals?
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing Moon Gardener Plumerias Tropicals Roses
Bee Lover Butterflies Region: California Cottage Gardener Herbs Composter
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Rhapsody616
Apr 22, 2013 1:41 PM CST
I have noticed a big difference in the plants with them. I get a day, sometimes two days extra before I have to water the plant. That is huge with the brugmansia plant. The love their water. I did not hydrate them before adding them. Just watered well. I will not plant another water loving plant without them!
Rhapsody
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