Keeping things flowing

As things hot up

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We make some tweaks to the Green House irrigation.

We inherited some wooden benches and this year, as an experiment, added a low rim, lined with plastic, and then with capillary matting
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Added leaky hose round the edges
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controlled from a manifold
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a short burst through the hose keeps the matting wet and then, as long as the potting medium starts off damp, capillary action means the pots and modules never dry out. If the bench accidentally gets a bit too watery then a bit of capillary matting hung over the side quickly drains the excess into a bucket
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But… the slatted nature of the original benches
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meant there was not guaranteed contact between pots and matting. So today we lay hardboard under the matting
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to create a billiard table smoothness. (Obviously in the next version the hardboard will be under the plastic.

One advantage of this system is that every inch of bench space can be easily utilised
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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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