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Thanks for confirming that, much appreciatedYes, a regular routine is the best... and with nutes in soil we have found it best to water with nutes one time, and then follow that up every other time with plain water. This water the second time picks up any unused nute still left in the soil and gives them a second chance, and it cleans out the soil each time... it is a good system.
Good way to use that tool.There are two readings on that moisture meter... moist... and pegged all the way over to the right indicating it is under water. The only valid use of that meter is to determine where the top of the water table is... and it is NOT time to water until your water table has fallen down into the last inch of the container.
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I use a pine bark mulch on my containers all the time... it greatly reduces the ability of gnats and whiteflies to be able to complete their life cycles. In an organic grow, that layer of soil right at the surface, protected from light by the mulch, is teaming with active microlife and great for the soil. There are only a few types of wood that need to be avoided as they will leach out vital nutrients.Loose the wood chips it doesn't help. Just flouts around when watering. Imo