Self Irrigating Pots
I have made a self irrigating planter (SIP) out of a plastic box of dimensions 14x11x8 inches, out of which I have kept 2.25 inches high area as water reservoir and 4 inch diameter PVC pipe (perforated) at the bottom filled with soil and inserted 3 pieces of thin coir ropes as a sucker for the plant. It has been a week and the soil at the top looks very moist and saturated.
My question is : Will the plant roots rot due to excess water?
Also, I want to make a bigger wooden SIP of dimensions 36x18x18 inches. Will the same method be feasible?