Large SIP's for Trees with Pictures
I am posting pictures of my Large SIP's with wicking reservoir for trees/small shrubs (blueberries). I have tried to show the details for discussion or critique and will update this post with my progress over the year.
I tried to use a mixture similar to the 5:1:1 mix. My mix is as follows:
(1) 2.8 cu. ft. bag of Fafard Aged Pine Bark
(5) gallon peat
(5) gallon coarse perlite
(2) cups lime
(2) cups Miracle-Gro 24:8:16
I have heard that the 5:1:1 may not wick very well, but the Fafard bark seems to be pretty composted and and I am hopeful that the mix and wicks will do the trick.
70 ltr. Muck Bucket
Close up of Grommet, probably unnecessary, but ???
3 gallon Pan for Reservoir
Close up of aeration holes
Mop head wicks, fill hole, and side hole for aeration tube
fill tube and aeration tube with cross holes drilled in
assembled and ready for fill
close up showing wicks and edge filler rocks
initial fill with 5:1:1 mix
anything worth doing is worth over-doing.
my portable orchard...
close up of mix and tree
My orchard consists of 2 different, cold hardy, dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties of each type.
Apples, Apricots, Sweet Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Plums, and Paw Paws...