Somebody always comes up with a better mousetrap!
I’ve been trying to come up with an effective wicking method to water my African violets FOREVER! I’d done the single plant per little container where I bought Reditainer Deli Food Storage Containers with Lids, 8-Ounce, 40-Packs from Amazon. I would then go to the ENORMOUS trouble of cutting out holes in all those lids and then add something to the bottom of each container to support the pot so they wouldn’t sit in the water. OMG, what a pain!
I’d also put all the plants in trays or little “re-purposed” meat trays, sub-irrigated pots, anything and everything to keep these guys watered all the time. Now, products like Oyama pots I didn’t go for because of the cost when you multiply that by the insane amount of plants I have. I have over a hundred plants and popular as those products might be, the COST is way out of my reach.
Then, the light shined down upon me when I read an article published in African Violet Magazine’s May/June issue, #69, and it became my saving grace!! The clouds parted and the sun streams poured down upon my hungry soul!! Yes, it was THAT life-changing for me! It was a short article by Pat Hancock, the wonderful woman behind buckeyeviolets.com. The perfect title of the article, “A Better Way to Water”! YES!!