5 gallon swc

thinkstoomuch(6)May 23, 2011

Hi All,

Can someone point me to directions for making 5 gallon swc? I've searched and see a lot of posts saying people use them and make them, but can't seem to find any actual directions. I see also people referring to global buckets. Is that the best information source?

background: I built three of Raybo's earthtainers last year, and am happy with them. I'd like to make a few 5 gallon swc's this year for some pepper plants. (I don't have the money to sink into more earthtainers right now.)

Any help and advice is appreciated!


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you tube

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 10:42AM
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rain1950(W. WA z8)

Here's the complete instructions

Here is a link that might be useful: SWC

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 1:12PM
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Thanks for the link rain1950. I am looking for instructions using 5 gallon buckets. Do you have instructions for that size as well?

You tube is a great thing, however I'm looking to learn from other's trial and error. Anyone can throw one together and put it up on you tube, but how do I know whether it was constructed properly so that there is a big enough water chamber, it will wick properly, ect? I can certainly throw one together, but I don't want to "wing it" only to find out that my "design" has a big flaw and my plants die.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 2:05PM
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Try this link I think it is what you are looking for.

Here is a link that might be useful: Global buckets

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 9:03PM
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