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Zone Tucson Arizona | antipho added on August 6, 2017 | Answered

Is it ok to water potted plants without an attachment? I’m just pointing the stream of water at the inside of the pot so it doesn’t hit the soil directly. Or is it ok to just hit the soil directly with the water stream?


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Liz Baessler
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Answered on August 9, 2017

It's better to have an attachment, but if you don't, then any kind of water is better than none! The main reason you don't want the water to hit the soil directly is erosion - if you water with a single stream in the same spot, it'll wear away the soil and expose the roots, which is bad. If you put the mouth of the hose against the soil, though, or point it against the side of the pot as you suggest, you should be okay. Just watch the soil and see what happens.

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