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Jan 23, 2015 6:46 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
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I tried diapers at one time too. Wasn't impressed. Only thing they did work good for was laying plants on top of wet diapers if you went away for a few days. The bottom of pots would wick up the moisture from out of diaper.

Instead of diapers, which you really have no idea of the chems used int he process of making them, just cuz they safe for babies doesn't mean they safe for plants, you can buy water saving crystals to add to your soil. One of the problems that happens though especially with newbie gardeners is that they have a tendency to feel the top fo the pot or just top few inches of soil. They think it is dry and water the plant. That plant already has all those water crystals in it and they can only hold so much water and so the plants roots are getting soaked and wet feet and rotting.

I tell folks, especially if they new to gardening that if they use Moisture Control soil or add crystals to their soil to get themselves a bbq kabob stick or long enough popsicle stick and stick in pot and let sit for about 15 minutes. Pull it out and look at stick. If there plenty of water at roots, the stick will show moisture on it and they don't need to water.

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