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    Saundu

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    I read in a book a long time ago that you should put some gravel on top of some newspaper in the bottom of your pots to improve drainage. I have done it in the past and I have had mixed results.
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    WeedHopper

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    If your medium is correct you will have good drainage.
     
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    Good soil and lots of perlite...yep..
     
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    soil needs aeration to maintain healthy roots and myco colony---gravel on the bottom of your pot helps drainage---very important the root ball doesn't sit in a pool of water many diseases will fester and hinder plant growth---one wise dirt farmer here likes the phrase feed the soil not the plant---he is 100% correct---a healthy root system in a healthy well drained soil are the building blocks for a healthy plant---other ways to aerate the soil are with perlite or rice hulls---happy soil makes for a happy plant
     
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    Drainage is important. Some containers I put many large holes and it drains fine. Other, store bought, have small holes that get clogged by swollen bits of wet soil. Those, I have used a layer of rock, charcoal, nylon scratch pads not to mention cutting larger holes to give the excess water a place to go. Alot of things will work.
     
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    I wouldn't use newspaper in this case as Cannabis likes well drained soil and the news paper may form a water holding barrier.
     
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    Abandoned soil for coco years ago.. Never going back...
     

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