SWC Container mix & wicking; input requested
I am thinking of making a SWC prototype, and would like some feedback from SWC users:
What type wicking material and mechanism did you use?
Which soil/mix recipe did you use?
Were you satisfied that this supplied the appropriate amount of water, did you want more or want less water?
One SWC idea that intrigues me is to put a 5gallon water bucket inside of a 31 gallon Tote with Raybo mix, then wick sideways from the bucket to the tote with a manually adjustable wicking valve.
After running several experiments, some options have been ruled out-- the 5gallon bucket in a 5 gallon bucket for one.
Thanks for the responses