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wicking tubs #13419703 01/29/20 02:08 AM
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ive been watching gardening with leon on the tube. your thoughts on the wicking thing out of a greenhouse.
and in larger tubs.i think im gonna try it

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You're going to get zero reponses on this. Trlrman and myself are probably the only two on the TFF that have heard/know what it is. I'm not against it. Just haven't tried it yet. Interested on your results and thoughts at years end.


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Re: wicking tubs [Re: 30ft jon boat] #13420354 01/29/20 06:59 PM
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thanks Derek i've been researching for about 2 months and this is starting to be fun,also gonna be doing some Kratky cucumbers

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Are we discussing the use of fabric to "wick" the water up to the plants ? I've used it for seed germination . .

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I have used some wicking tubs for growing tomatoes for several years. The tubs usually last 2-3 years in full sun, but they grow great tomatoes. Here's where I got the idea and plans.

https://d3gxp3iknbs7bs.cloudfront.net/attachments/fb158c53c958eaa16233e1fb37b21c50fc20a426.pdf

I use a drainage atrium gate that I pick up at Lowes for the wick basket.

https://d3gxp3iknbs7bs.cloudfront.net/attachments/fb158c53c958eaa16233e1fb37b21c50fc20a426.pdf

These keep your tomatoes or other vegetable roots in a stable moisture. Really helps out here in west Texas.


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I tried several variations of wicking containers but only got it right using rubbermaid totes. Most of my attempts ended with the soil going rotten from being too wet with no air circulation. I will probably try it again some day as it is really cool. I've had the best success with just traditional gardening using raised beds. I even tried aquaponics for a couple years but ended up dismantling it and going back to the dirt.

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gardening with leon on Youtube. this oldman is awesome.he does step by step on how it works,although he may not do anymore vid's for a while,3 weeks ago he was in a bad car wreck

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Originally Posted by CALIFORNIA KID
I tried several variations of wicking containers but only got it right using rubbermaid totes. Most of my attempts ended with the soil going rotten from being too wet with no air circulation. I will probably try it again some day as it is really cool. I've had the best success with just traditional gardening using raised beds. I even tried aquaponics for a couple years but ended up dismantling it and going back to the dirt.


So is it worth looking into this?


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