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Capillary Matting

I tend to stand my pots in shallow trays and top the trays up with water.  What advantage would the use of capillary matting give me over this method?


  • A more even distribution of moisture is the greatest advantage.  Used correctly, could save you water too. 
  • Arthur1Arthur1 Posts: 538
    Also you can set up an irrigation system. Put a bucket of water alongside and make a capillary connection between the two, a strip of towel will be perfect. The water will be 'pulled' from the bucket  along the towel strip into the capillary matting.
  • That would be useful for longer absences for sure.
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