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capillary matting

I was contemplating getting this for my various pots as it seems to waste less water. However I am unsure if you need to keep the matting in tray or can you just lay it on the surface?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 27,242
    individual saucers are best to saving water IMHO capillary matting has a much larger surface area = more evaporation.
  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,118
    I use capillary matting in trays and also on a shelf with the end of the matting dipping into a reservoir of water below. I think it would dry out very quickly if you just put it on the surface but I haven't tried it.
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