I already asked this as a reply, but am now asking here about the watering tip using a milk jug. I've had to fill mine repeatedly every few hours. They each only have 1 very tiny hole on the bottom. Why is this happening? I thought I was supposed to be able to save water and maybe some time. Thanks for your help.
Hardiness Zone: 6b
By jaris16 from Quakertown, PA
Your soil isn't packed tight enough around the jug or it's to rocky. Start with moist soil & pack it tightly... You can also use those crystals that hold all the water & put these inside the jug then fill with water. The crystals take a while to dry out & the water will drain more slowly. You can also add liquid fertilizer to the crystals.
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Thank you! I'm new to gardening, so never heard of gel crystals until you mentioned them. So I don't know how to use them, how many, when, etc--basically, I don't know anything about them. I called the place you sent websites for, but before I order any from him, I still have more questions. I need to know if they're completely safe for a totally 100% organic garden, & safe to leave there after the season is over, since it's a community garden.
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