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gessieviolet wrote:
John, I started out using a set up similar to what you have in mind, but used a lid pushed with a 6" flower pot packed with mix for the wick. If you use the basket (White thing) I would use 2 of them in the bottom of the container so that there is a relatively small amount of your mix in the water area. (don't know, but) you may have to cut the end off one to make both fit in the box.

Also cover the white baskets with something to keep mix out of them since they have such large slots in the sides. An old towel, piece of weed barrier, or even newspaper would probably work. Also use 2 drain holes (at least 1/4") equal distance from the bottom of the container, space about 6 inches from the end. Be sure to use some kind of channel to your reservoir (a drinking straw or 1/4" rigid tubing would be fine) So mix doesn't stop your drainage.

I came up with the eBucket as a result of the good results I had with tomatoes in a storage container like this. My idea was that I wanted something smaller for part of my gardening. I grew tomatoes (2 in each box) that grew over 10 ft high and got a few 1 lb+ fruits and oodles of smaller ones, before really hot weather set in. Here is a picture of peppers growing in the container.
Lane


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