Placing the Sensors—Fabric vs. Plastic Pots:

Maxis on the Side: in larger fabric pots (10g+), if you put a Maxi horizontal two inches or so above the bottom, you can use one less carrot than the standard recommendation. It’s good also though to use at least one short carrot so you are sensing the moisture in both the top and bottom halves of the container.

More suggestions: the most important consideration is spreading the moisture around the surface. If you only water in one place, it will leave places on the other side that are too dry for the tiny feeder roots to survive (one of the main problems with conventional 

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