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Old 01-23-2018, 12:22 AM
 
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Iím not worried about it cracking, just that it heats the soil up so much that the water evaporates out too fast. I have had those black plastic pots out in the sun get so hot I nearly burn my hand picking them up.
I never used black, or I would have had the same problem. I sited that colors I used.
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:26 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I’m not worried about it cracking, just that it heats the soil up so much that the water evaporates out too fast. I have had those black plastic pots out in the sun get so hot I nearly burn my hand picking them up.
I have an orange tree in a large light colored plastic pot. The secret to keeping it evenly watered has been drip irrigation. This method is very inexpensive and it’s set up on a timer to water at a gallon per hour. So I think I had it set for 1 hour, 3x a week, and the plant seemed to stay happy on that schedule. I’m in coastal GA and it is very hard to keep anything wet enough during the summer here.

You could also use the potting soil with water absorbing thingies in it.

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Old 01-23-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I have an orange tree in a large light colored plastic pot. The secret to keeping it evenly watered has been drip irrigation. This method is very inexpensive and itís set up on a timer to water at a gallon per hour. So I think I had it set for 1 hour, 3x a week, and the plant seemed to stay happy on that schedule. Iím in coastal GA and it is very hard to keep anything wet enough during the summer here.

You could also use the potting soil with water absorbing thingies in it.
Those are called polymers, or water crystals. My Myer is in a black plastic pot, but then in the hottest part of summer it's only in the 80s here.




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