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5 gallon swc

Posted by thinkstoomuch 6 (My Page) on
Mon, May 23, 11 at 8:27

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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RE: 5 gallon swc

you tube

RE: 5 gallon swc

Here's the complete instructions

Here is a link that might be useful: SWC

RE: 5 gallon swc

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.

RE: 5 gallon swc

Try this link I think it is what you are looking for.

Here is a link that might be useful: Global buckets

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