I did some research on the chopstick watering method, as suggested by more than one person on this forum.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I couldn't find 2 sources that agreed with one another about how to use this method. The main disparities are 1) Where to put the chopstick and 2) How long to leave the chopstick in the soil.
I'm curious how those of you on this forum do it.
1) Where to put the chopstick. The most common suggestions are either at the edge of the pot or halfway from the center of the plant to the edge of the pot. Seems to me halfway would be better, but maybe then you have greater risk of hitting a root.
2) How long to leave the chopstick in. I've seen many different suggestions for this. The most common are:
* Leave the chopstick in the soil all the time. Check daily to see if damp.
* Put the chopstick in for 5 minutes, then remove to check for dampness.
* Put the chopstick in for 10 minutes
* 15 minutes
How do you do it? Let's see which is the most popular method. I'm especially interested to hear from anyone who's experimented with the different variations and found one that worked best.