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Floor cloth as waterlogged contact sheet for wetting the soil in the containers

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Materria used: synthetic floor cloth 'dweil materiaal, contactnumm er: 1227037 [#1228993] het artikelnummer van B est Budget 'dweil' is 09.13.176,

Tis article is purchased by retailer Blokker by N.V. New Manta, website http://multy.nl/locatie-belgie, Get info by filling in a request form at this sitet.

This cloth is now used at the bottom of the trays suspeded in the window of Reinder's room. Important to find out if this cloth can remain immersed in water without falling apart.

The alternaive may be cement tiles with small grooves in the cement surface, that stay wet, but the plastic of the containers is not in direct contact with this thin layer of water



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Self-watering of tomatos in car tires

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See these YouTube video's, plus look at the videos indicated when these videos has played to their very end.



URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC4Z0Wx9gJE&feature=fvwp&NR=1
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t9gfWhZLEo

Plant Wicks Wick Watering Cord 25 Feet

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Over time, wicking material will slowly get clogged with soil particles, algae, minerals, or fertilizer salts. Expect to change them every 6-8 months, which is also a good time to freshen up the soil in your containers.



URL: http://www.amazon.com/Plant-Wicks-Wick-Watering-Cord/dp/B005KL3OCK

Upward wlick watering

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The pot is then set on top of a reservoir and the cord is allowed to dangle into the water and draw up the water as needed. If needed, fertilizer can also be added to the reservoir. This method works best for smaller plants because water will only travel about 4" up the wick



URL: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf11765839.tip.html
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How much do plants drink?

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It is amazing how much plants drink when they can. What this really shows you is how dry they really are, too much of the time. Who in their right mind would pour a quart a day into a 6 in pot, but that is what it draws up a wick :)



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