So far, I don't have an in-ground bog, so all my Sarrs. are in big pots with a 50/50 mix of peat and rinsed sand. All the pots are sitting in water trays in as full sun as I can give them. *
My concern is that I notice that the water in the trays will grow algae, and sparrows drink out of the trays so I'm noticing bird poop in the water trays, as well. Drowned insects, too.
I add distilled water to the trays every night when I get home from work. *I change the water in the trays every four or five days, and I blast out the trays with a power washer because.. 1)because I read that stagnant water is bad for CP's, and 2) I'm assuming the bird poop and decomposition of drowned insects would be too much of a nutrient load, and 3) don't want to start a mosquito hatchery.
Is my water changing schedule too frequent, or not frequent enough? *Should I bleach and thorougly rinse the trays after I have power washed them? Am I showing signs of OCD? *Thanks in advance for your help. April