Is Al's 5 1 1 appropriate for self watering buckets
I'm sure that there is information regarding this if I were to take the time but I'm shopping tomorrow and so here goes.
I've put together several 5 gallon self watering buckets which I'd love to plant veggies in tomorrow. We're talking tomatoes, bush cukes and beans for sure plus likely some others.
I accidentally came across Al's 5 1 1 mix while researching potting mixes and it really intrigues me. What I have not been able to ascertain is whether it has sufficient capillary draw to self water plants from below with not need of additional watering.
The system I've put together is a bucket within a second bucket with the upper bucket's bottom well perforated with 1/4" holes. There is a 3" net pot projecting downward from the center of the bucket to wick water up from below. I know that many gardeners just go ahead and use one of the standard big box store potting mixes but would like to go with a 5 11 mix if that would work,
Thanks for any informed replies/advice.