my soil looks dry on top but my moisture meter says its wet on da bottom is that koo?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by sneakerhead702, Jul 25, 2010.

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    sneakerhead702

    sneakerhead702 Active Member

    I was just wondering ..because I'm at the seed stage riight now and it hasent broke throu the soil yet it only been a day so I'm not expecting it to yet...but it looks dry on top but when I stick my moisture meter in the middle and the bottom its says its moist so I was wondering is that okay for it to look dry on the top
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    whietiger88101

    whietiger88101 New Member

    when you water your plant wait a few days then re water it ! should be dry top soil put your finger in the soil and poke down ! if its dry all the way to your second knuckle then water ! also depends on your pot ? 1 gallon pots need to be watered every other day ! 3 dallon pots ever 2 days 5 to 10 gallon pots 3 to 5 days.
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    wiseguy316

    wiseguy316 Well-Known Member

    yup, it is just fine, when the pot is light(weight) it is nice and dry and ready for water. You will get used to it.
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    sneakerhead702

    sneakerhead702 Active Member


    Its less then a gallon its not that biig but its bigg enough I'm just startin off wiit thiis one till it gets bigger.....when should it start to break threw the soil????
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    gobbly

    gobbly Well-Known Member

    I try to shoot for weight of pot. You want the roots to go deep, and spread out, so if there is water, chances are your plant will find it and build a better root system because of it. I water every 3 days in 1g pots (the black tall ones). I can usually tell when to water because the tips of their leaves start to turn down ever so slightly. My experience has been that letting them dry out a little is better than overwatering. Just don't go extreme, I check my plants 2-3 times a day and react to early signs.
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    sneakerhead702

    sneakerhead702 Active Member

    Okay so I'm in good hands then...thanks hommies

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