What's your thinking into this jcal?? To minimise your hand watering method?? Or to set something up as a trial??
Originally Posted by RSS
I will do some digging. I haven't been looking for the sources as of late. Just going off of memory of what I have read in the past months. One was a post from cpuk about a guy who got outrageous growth from his ceph which was on a drip system. I also believe I skimmed over something from one of the major nursery says that if you wanted very large pitcher from nepenthes, then drip is the way to go. I figured it may be worth a try.
A drip system would be my preference, but I am leaning more toward av's setup for the same of ease.
Originally Posted by wozzen
It would greatly help free up some time watering. If I moved foward it would be for my entire collection. It has recently been getting more difficult to find free time to water like I should. But neglected plants always seem to look better than pampered plants for me .
After I read over Av's setup it made me think about changing a few things around, I've never been completely happy with watering trays but I have way to many plants to even think about any manual method.
I've used drip systems outdoors and have never really been happy with them.
I'm planning a flood trial soon as I think a drip system would be a lot more work to set up large scale if I go forward with one of these options, once you get over 6 or 10 plants a drip system would seem to become a nightmare to build and maintain. Plus I just don't think my Cephs would adjust as fast to drip (directed watering) since they have been more or less in a water tray for years.
Any links would be helpful, a lot of good information is buried in threads with weird names. I'm mainly concerned about the medium compressing over time with repeated flood/drains and reducing the airflow into the medium, which is the main reason I would be going to a different watering method to increase airflow into the medium.