(Port Charlotte, Florida)
Hello! I recently invested in several stacker pots to raise some veggies on my patio. I am looking to feed the plants by hand watering from the top. Each pot has its own bottom reservoir that spills over to the next pot, and so on down to the bottom plate. The plants are in a 50/50 coco coir/perlite mix and the solution drips down from the top until the bottom plate receives the excess (essentially a drain to waste system). I am making gh nutrient solution in two gallon batches. How often will I need to feed the plants? Once a week or do I water with the nutrient solution every time. Or do I use the same topping off principle as with a reservoir in an automated drip system? or do I alternate with plain water? I don't want to underfeed or overfeed, but don't understand if the same concept applies to hand watering. Many thanks to anyone who can help.
Answer from Stella/Simon:
I'll be honest, we have never tried the stackers, and don't know what to advise you to do. Did any instructions come with those pots?
You might try asking these folks, they are also in Florida and make the vertigro pots:
Sorry we couldn't be more help!
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