Water - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Penny Von Thaer
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Question by pennyvt
July 2, 2010
How do I know if I/m watering too much? I water my potted plants every other day but some have leaves or flowers that die. I try to use my finger to feel in the soil but can't really tell if it's damp.

Answer from NGA
July 2, 2010
I don't think there's any easy way to tell when to water containerized plants. I'd water them thoroughly and then pick up each pot so you'll know what it feels like when the soil is wet. Wait a day or two and pick up each pot again. You should be able to tell if it is light or heavy. When it is lightweight, it's time to water.

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