Keeping plants alive whilst not around.

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Keeping plants alive whilst not around.

Post: #421 Andy Hamilton
Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:46 pm

I am going away for Christmas any suggestions on how to keep my window box onions and herbs alive for the week I am away?
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Post: #426 Wombat
Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:40 pm

G'Day Andy,

You build a capillary bed!

Get a broccoli box (polystyrene - no holes) or some such, half or more fill with COARSE sand, full a PET drink bottle and upturn it into the sand. That is an oversimplification and I do have an article on it somewhere, but it gives you the idea. The water filters into the sand and keeps the soil moist by capillary action. I have a simplified system (just the sand and plastic trays) that I use to keep my seedlings moist in my greenhouse. :wink:

Anyway, give it a go and let me know if it doesn't make sense!

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