Watering Plants
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I have shallow saucers under all my outdoor potted plants. Will it harm them if water accumulates in the saucer?

Zone LE36FJ | jennyandgeoffweston added on July 20, 2018 | Answered

Will the plants suffer from waterlogging?

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drtreelove
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Answered on July 20, 2018

It's possible that the plants will suffer from too much water. I don't water my potted plants as long as there is water in the saucer. It's a good indicator, but not enough. Check the soil for moisture content with your fingers digging down a little, or with a soil moisture meter.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-moisture-in-plants.htm

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