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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2017 - 06:36 AM

i am just learning and doing different things in growing herbs and small plants so this is what i'm doing atm ,

 

the poly pipe is 6 " x 10 ft post-62113-0-36598100-1495883764.jpg using a 205 litre ( Aust 44 gallon drum )drum as the main reservoir 1/2 " feed hose to the unit

 

 

post-62113-0-45579100-1495883828.jpg the float is out of an industrial gurney water tank  that's in this under poly tank , this water feed tube is 4ft long  

 

 i used old hessian potato bag seams for the 2 wicks to draw the water from the bottom tute up into the top dirt filled tube post-62113-0-39191600-1495883857.jpg

 

the advantage of this is i can be away for a week and know the plants are still alive when i get back , the 2nd advantage is i can liquid fertilize instead of manual fertilizing as required  ,

 

i have 2 cherry tomatoes in atm and just planted 2 mint & 2 parsley but not up yet , i used cow poo and hay mulch for the fill, was lumpy so i put it all through the leaf, branch mulcher 1st , come out nice & chopped up fine 

 

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Posted May 27, 2017 - 06:42 AM

Hope it works well for you.


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Posted May 27, 2017 - 07:00 AM

Seems like a lot of system for such a small grow space, are you planning on expanding it if it works out? 

 

I have noticed with my container planting root space is a must for good results. specially for plants like tomatoes.

 

 

 

 

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Posted May 27, 2017 - 07:31 AM

its working well so far , i am just trying the tomatoes as they need reasonable root space to be beneficial , if it works out good for me in majority i will expand ,

 

John your garden looks really healthy there , done well 

 

 Kenny thank you for editing the pix for me as it always does it wrong on me 


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