Matt - I'm very happy you put in the effort. You're learning about the culture of your adhoc containers.
So its dry near the bottom. Also, you have experience (that I don't have) with your containers. I recommend you give it a moderate watering that will leave the soil moist.
I know you've seen this list before, but for other readers -- soil can be:
- less than moist
For many plants, aim for moist.