Trial: Hose & Wick irrigation system for growing veges

Hamilton, New Zealand

I need your ideas on how to improve my hose & wick irrigation system for growing plants at home.

It must be low-tech, low budget and low pressure (water pressure). It must use hose (any old hose) to get water to grow-bags or buckets. And string wicks to get water to plant roots.

Tell me your ideas for improvement...

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Toronto, Canada

Wicks are promising either in pressurized or cappillary wicking method. Efficient wick would be nylon wicks made from washed and weathered nylon. The flow would depend on the type of system and wick.

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