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Old May 17, 2018   #12
Jetstar
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Mobiledynamics, Not a chance on leaving them bottomless, yeah the bags do get stained but I like feeding my plants from the bottom it allows the roots to take in only what they need rather than having something go wrong watering from the top. I also add my water soluble fertilizer from the bottom, that and on my patio I want water seeping all over. Not saying your way of watering is bad, just saying for my application its a no go. And yes your right most potting mixes do have fertilizer in them but its used up very quickly when growing tomatoes or peppers they need a lot of amendments through their growth cycle its why I add my water soluble 15-30-15 every 2 weeks after the first month to the tomatoes & peppers the other veggies in my garden don't need that much fertilizer but the tomatoes & peppers do.
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