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    I tried guttering outside, did not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4390evans View Post
    what do you guys think of this, will they do better in here?Attachment 60111
    The only problem is watering.
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    I was thinking about putting some of those water retaining crystals in, has anyone used them? what do you recon?
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    Why don't you run a line of drip watering along the top of the guttering? If you can't get hold of the drip watering pipes try using a length of hosepipe (blocked at the end) with very small holes drilled in it at intervals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roitelet View Post
    The only problem is watering.
    I think I may have this covered, I found this device at work where you fill a pouch and the seep hose connected to it lets the water flow out over a day or two..
    Might give it a try on my tomatoes too as they went a bit array this year, but I did get a few.
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    Guttering is just not deep enough for Strawberries.
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    I ve been growing tumbling toms for years in half baskets Evs ( you know the half hanging basket things you attatch to a wall or something ) , anyway, after deciding im growing sweet million cherrie toms nect year ive planted loads of strawbs into my old baskets, hoping theyll do ok .

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