What would happen if...

barryla61(VA - 7)July 15, 2011

...one was to take a planting tub and drill holes in the side 2-4 inches from the bottom and plant in that? No partition, no soil wick.

Would having "standing" water in the bottom do more harm than good to the plant?

You see planters in stores that have this "reservoir" like feature.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Is this related to your SWC question further down the page?

This wouldn't be a SWC. First the holes you drilled would be plugged with soil so no drainage possible and second you wouldn't have any water reservoir like you do in SWC. Yours would be filled with soil. Since the water you poured in from the top had no where to go then the soil at the bottom would become soggy leading to root rot.

You might want to read through all Raybo's posts here about 'Earthtainers' and follow the links in those posts to the plans for building SWC. The "partition is definitely needed.

As an alternative, go to the Earthbox website and take a look at how they are constructed.


Here is a link that might be useful: Earth Tainers Ver. 3.3 guide

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 5:36PM
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it would be a giant wick.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 6:24PM
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