SWC wicking options
I am planning on doing some Self Watering Containers utilizing those 5 gallon Lowes painter buckets. I would like to grow tomatoes and peppers. Most instructions I see call for using a wicking basket which will contain the soil touching the water chamber. However, I have heard about the options to also use wicks...say an old cotton t-shirt, that would absorb the water. I don't seem to see as many people doing this, so I'm wondering if this doesn't work the best for what I am trying to do. If it would work, exactly how should I use wicks as opposed to a basket? How many, etc? Thanks!