I'm thinking of trying an earthbox/self watering pot design, but how to top dress?

gubblebum

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If you use a self watering pot design that drinks from the bottom, does that mean teas are your only option for soil amendments? Can you do the occasional top watering to give it some extra nutrients? Or is this just a bad idea? My last grow I've had issues with over watering no matter how careful I am, so figure to give these a try.
 

GenericEnigma

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If you use a self watering pot design that drinks from the bottom, does that mean teas are your only option for soil amendments? Can you do the occasional top watering to give it some extra nutrients? Or is this just a bad idea? My last grow I've had issues with over watering no matter how careful I am, so figure to give these a try.
Dry amendments can be scratched into the medium.

Start here:

 

gubblebum

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Dry amendments can be scratched into the medium.

Start here:

Thank you!
 

7CardBud

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I think if you up your perlite content in the media should be able to top water more often without keeping the rootzone soggy to long.
 
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