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Thread: Drainage Holes for Bottom Watering? On this Pot?

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    Drainage Holes for Bottom Watering? On this Pot?

    I just went to Lowe's and Home Depot looking for something to put my D. adelae in so it can fill a bigger pot. Well, I went to Walmart first, because I knew they had the planter I wanted before, but now it's all Christmas junk. So I bought this pot, with hopes of being able to use the drainage holes for bottom watering. Its shape makes me worry a little.




    there are small circles within those two big circles you see there, and they punch out. Should I drill more holes near the edges, or should this be good? Or will the middle of the pot always be wetter than the outside with this pot design, since I obviously can't have holes underneath the edges like with the traditional flower pot shape?


    I plan to water it with this, after I trim down the sides a little so that it can can reach the bottom:



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    I think that the drainage that it already has are fine.
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    I agree, looks fine.

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    In case I wasn't clear, because I reread, I wasn't very clear, I want to use these holes to water from the bottom, not as drainage for top watering.

    So you guys think this is fine for watering the pot from the bottom with the outer water tray? Okay. I punched those two holes out with scissors.

    I realized I'm low on LFS, and I don't know if I can still find it anywhere this time of year.
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    Yep, that's fine.
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    Yes, I understood what you meant, so yes, I believe it's fine for a water tray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    Yes, I understood what you meant, so yes, I believe it's fine for a water tray.
    Thank you. Now, to procure some more LFS. I might have gotten mine from Walmart, which doesn't have a garden section this time of year. I may have to turn to the internet.

    Thanks again for letting me know this pot is fine. I'm excited to put my adelae in here.
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    I see a death cube in the first and last pictures. *chuckles*

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