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Posted by michael | On Jul 03 , 2010 | Filed under | 2 Comments »
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It’s great that you’re using sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) but definitely don’t think it’s a good idea to use the lake as the reservoir. There is a high level of exposure to over watering (drowning).
Plants, unlike animals, do not have the intelligence to stop drinking. They do not have an ability to stop the upward movement of the water by capillary action.
I blog about the subject and have been working with sub-irrigation systems (aka erroneously as “self-watering”) for over 30 years.
I’ll be happy to help. Just ask and tell me more about what has been happening with the garden.
i appreciate the offer, bob. I’m always learning and it’s a fun challenge to keep everything alive.
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