Capillary Mats watering under grow lights
My fall cuttings have gotten very large and are requiring watering every 3 days. I don't have the room to move them up from large 6 packs "seed starting" bulk pots. Anyone have any experience with watering using capillary mats?
Here is my idea..
I have 2 - 2' x 4' shelves with two florescent fixtures per shelf. I want to convert to a capillary wicking watering system.
I'm thinking of creating water reservoirs on the sides of the shelves using say plastic gutters. I would cover the shelf with plastic to protect it, install the mats over it and let is hang into the gutter to pick up the water and place the plants right on top.
I'm thinking I'll only need one gutter of water and put the plants which require less water farther away from the water source.
Sound feasible? Anyone with experience? My cuttings have come so far, can afford to lose them so close to spring...