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Thread: Which method saves more water, tray or individual saucer?

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    Which method saves more water, tray or individual saucer?

    Based on my naked eye's observation, I think the saucer dries up faster.

    I kind of regret not collection rain water during the ONLY TIME Nor Cal rained during December.

    So I am curious to find out which method saves retains more water.




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    Ive thought about this as well, and I think it depends on your conditions a lot.

    And I too regret not collecting rainwater. It snowed yesterday, (most likely the only time its ever going to snow) and I so wish I had the mind to collect it while it was there. It melted over night and now its all gone
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    I've noticed the water level decreased much faster when the tray was less filled up. As I got more plants, the tray (now completely filled) retains water longer.

    Ya, well it was just SOOOOO COLD AND RAINNY I couldn't pick myself up to go set up the rain catching system.

    Mind you, my system was leaving pots and pans outside LOL. Now I'm paying for my laziness in pretty dollars.

    I'm going to copy this system next time, stealing idea from Basedrifter

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    I catch my water in a snowsled, but Im going to try and make a system similar to that with a tarp and such.
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    I expect that water loss from evaporation would be a function of how much of the container's surface area is exposed to air rather than whether you're using a large communal container vs individual containers. I've got several identical trays with a variety of plants in them, and from my casual observations the ones with more water exposed dry out quicker.

    That's not to say that there's no evaporation or water loss from the top of the pots, but it figures that the rate is lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3isawesome View Post
    Based on my naked eye's observation, I think the saucer dries up faster.

    I kind of regret not collection rain water during the ONLY TIME Nor Cal rained during December.
    I managed to collect probably 60+ gallons of water during those storms. It's been fantastic, I've saved a lot of money buying distilled hahahah. Here's hoping for a bit more rain soon.

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    I feel so spoiled to live in a place where I just fill up my watering can out of the tap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randoja View Post
    I feel so spoiled to live in a place where I just fill up my watering can out of the tap.
    Lucky!
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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