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April 22, 2010


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Will this thermolam wick nutrients? Thanks, your site is amazing.


It will most definitely wick *water soluble* nutrients Jason. Note that hydroponicists refer to the water as nutrient solution. Go for it!


i'd use the flap for a wick to allow for draining of the perched water table and for wicking up water when the media dries

John Matrix

For those looking for the best wicking material, I found that using regular bathmats ( like the ones in motels ), and cutting them into multiple strips. This material seems to work at a faster rate than most polyurethane materials. You also want to make sure that the material is 100% or mostly cotton. The only self watering planter that I have found to use this method is the The great thing about these bathmats is that they are made to be abused and mainly to soak up water, thus making them ideal for planters.

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