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    Default Watering Herb but water doesnt Drain

    Have I done something wrong ,

    I replanted the herbs in 1 litre pots with multi purpose compost with john innes and some grit

    I am not sure why its not draining , I didnt over water but I am sure some water should have dripped off

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    Just to get it out of the way the ports does have drainage holes in it doesn't it?

    How much water did you give it? Have you tried standing it in water to give it a good soak first?

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    yes they do have drainage holes , I would say about 60 ml per pot at a guess , I havent stood it in water no. Could it be that the grit is not at the bottom

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    Its easier to water small pots by standing them in a bowl of water and letting them absorb as much water as they need. This may help ............Watering your plants - a little video
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    Thanks , but do u think I have made a mistake ?

    will i get root rot ?

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    Of course you won't get root rot! Stop worrying
    That might happen if you left them standing a bucket of water for weeks but as long as they have drainage and the holes are not flat on the ground so that nothing can drain out anyway, they'll be fine.
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    Just how wet is the compost in the pots, take a good pinch and squeeze it between your fingers, this will give you a good idea.
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    The hole seem to be compacted with chunks of soil maybe i need to sieve the compost more ? and replant

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