Loofah Sponge as a Replacement for Wicking Basket in SWC??

rnewste(8b NorCal)January 11, 2011

Thinking of alternatives to a wicking basket in the EarthTainer to eliminate the Potting Mix sitting in the water reservoir. The benefit would be to have pristine water in the reservoir.

I've come across a 7 inch Loofah Sponge that I think would perform the necessary wicking into the Potting Mix, without collapsing as a traditional sponge would do under the weight of the Potting Mix poured on to the Aeration Bench.

Anyone with experiences using a Loofah Sponge to accomplish this - - or any alternative suggestions for a "hard" sponge-type wicking medium?

Raybo

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

I have no experience with it but I am inclined to think it would not work well. My concern is the barrier of the dissimilar material would stop the water movement. Al

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