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    Sir Charles is here!



    EEEEEEEE.

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    Nice! Did you water it Sir Charles (Lawl, that's a good name) after the photo?
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    Before, in fact.

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    Looks a little dry to me, but I can't be sure without actually feeling the soil :P
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    I can go out and feel.

    EDIT: It was a little dry, I gave him some more water, and after this I won't water him for a couple days.

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    When I use peat from a bag usually it is dry and dusty and doesn't absorb water well so I have to mix and "pre-soak" the peat with water before I even plant the plant. Then I water it some more to settle the plant in until water runs through the pot and stands in the tray. Otherwise I have problems if I don't pre-wet the peat beforehand and just pot the plant up directly in dry peat. Maybe an explanation if your peat is still looking and staying really dry after watering for a while.

    It is a pretty cute little guy and you must command him to grow and fill that entire pot, understand?
    Is he named after Charles Darwin or am I just reading into the name too much?

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    I just picked the name at random. I used a little water to mix the peat and perlite, dunno if it was enough, but I didn't want to waste my distilled water too much! I poured some water onto the soil, now the peat is moist enough. When I poured the water on top it was the stuff that was left in the tray after the second watering and the water left a big round spot under the pot, so I think we're good.

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    Peat absorbs three times as much water. You might also want to consider keeping a try of water underneath the pot.

    xvart.
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    "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

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