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    Oh, the horror. That's the exact same set-up I used with my first VFTs.


    Quote Originally Posted by maneatingmoo View Post
    Won't spraying the roots with water make it go into shock or something? Can't I just keep the dirt on the roots? Also, is a glazed clay tray ok to use?
    You can keep some peat around the roots and rhizome when you take it out. It probably won't make a difference though.... If you use clay pots of trays, make sure their surface area is glazed 100%.
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    well the inside is glazed... How big does the tray need to be on a 4 inch pot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maneatingmoo View Post
    Won't spraying the roots with water make it go into shock or something??
    No shock and no something..
    spraying the roots with water will not harm the plant at all..

    Can't I just keep the dirt on the roots?
    I suppose you could, although there is no reason to..
    I would rinse off all the dirt just to be sure all the new media is nice and pure..
    there could be mineral contamination from those white rocks..

    Also, is a glazed clay tray ok to use?
    yep..that would work fine.
    as long as the part of the tray holding the water is fully glazed..

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    Exposed clay (unglazed clay on the inside) can contaminate soil and water. I use drained plastic pots - they're also less likely to crack, which would also end in mineral contamination if the pot is clay - glazed or not.

    Whatever tray you put it in should allow the soil to sit in 1/2 to 1 inch - ish - of water (so about a 1 to 2 inch deep tray). The tray should be one size bigger than the pot so it doesn't completely evaporate after 1 day unless under very hot sun, it's easier to fill, and you can more clearly see your water line.

    I've had best luck letting it evaporate all but completely before adding more, and I only water from above the plants if the soil looks like it's just beginning to dry.

    Good luck

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    Well what about rain? It rains alot here and I want to put it outside. There is much more sun outside than inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maneatingmoo View Post
    Well what about rain? It rains alot here and I want to put it outside. There is much more sun outside than inside.
    rain = good.

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    So would I be able to keep it outside for 2 weeks before I move, then take it into the car with me? Or is 2 weeks too short?
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    Leave it outside. It will be fine.
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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