using self watering planters
I have self watering planters that have a resivore to hold water in the bottom if I put small gravel in my pots covered with mesh then fill with potting soil will the plant roots still be able to pull the water up when needed?
Submitted by U_S_Male_43

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. Technically, your plants should be able to pull moisture up with the system you describe, but you'll need to be careful about the amount of water you use at any one time so that it doesn't rise above the gravel level and keep the soil saturated.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

Answered by CostaFarms