Please address watering black pine. How much to allow soil to dry out? How often watering in different seasons? Always flood the pot or sometimes just a light watering? I still don't get it.
I have a bamboo chop stick in each pot. I pull them out to check the moisture from top to bottom of the pot. How dry, and I know it's hard to describe, should it get before watering and not over watering causing root rot.
Where I live we can have 2 weeks where it rains every day in the spring. I have my pines and junipers on a bench with a clear plastic roof on it so I don't have to deal with the trees getting flooded every day during rainy weather. I control how much water they get.
Any help with proper watering would be appreciated.
Plant say, 'Ah, dry, I want water, so I grow.' Many people think, if wet, roots grow. But roots only grow if dry. If too dry, roots die.
When watering, apply lots of water. In summer, one day, 1 time, 2 times, 3 times. In winter, maybe 2 days, one time.
In Miyazaki, strong sunshine so sometimes mist only in evening.
America weather, Japan weather, different, so watering different. If very hot, pot and soil hot. Adding a little water, water will be hot. Adding more water, the water will cool the soil.