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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:38 pm 
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Self watering tomato gardening...as in the two 5 bucket system. What potting mix to use for best wicking?
I probably need to specify, it's a similar system to the Earth Box concept except using 2 5 Gal. buckets ( very cheap or free). The key to this appears to be the mix used for proper wicking without drowning the roots. There are many " opinions " on the net about this, many are contradictory. In concept, this way of growing veggies is very efficient....what say Y'all?


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 Post subject: Re: Tomatoes
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:32 am 
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My only concern would be a consistently wet root zone which will quickly rot. All plants need to take a 'breath' between waterings.

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