Gormur wrote: ↑Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:19 am
I just got a self-watering pot. It has bottom water and comes apart for easy draining or cleaning
The thing I can't figure out is how, or maybe why the top tray has drainage in addition to the flats the pot stands on. Is there a way to mitigate this? Like, I want it so that the soil I put in doesn't just fall right into the lower tray
Maybe I don't completely get how this works but I thought putting some wick rope or even LFS lining the bottom upper tray could prevent peat moss and such from going through
Can you show a picture of your pot?
Wicking materials and wicking ideas work just fine for CP plant pots. What I mean by that is, you can wick water in from the bottom, or from the top, or through the growing medium, depending on whatever wicking idea you want to use.
An example: a typical self-watering pot means you pour water into the reservoir, and the growing medium will suck up the water as needed. This works fine for CPs, which are often planted in some kind of peat or spaghnum moss mixture.