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    I am off on my holidays in a few weeks....
    I have 15 chilli plants that will need watering,
    what automatic systems have people come up with??
    I was thinking of a dustbin filled with water, with some string/rope/straps placed into the chilli pots, would this work?
    anything better??
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    Chris here's an earlier thread you might get some ideas from it.

    https://growfruitandveg.co.uk/grapev...way_96193.html
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    I've bought one.
    they really do make a difference.

    As a half-way house, could you put them on capilliary matting and have a timer on a tap to give it a flooding every morning and/or evening?

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    I have found some old hose, and tubing, and various connectors at work....
    I will see what I can mackle together..
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    Let us know how you got on Chris.
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    I managed to mackle this lot up, for very minimal outlay. The timer was from screwfix, and was 13, the rest of the stuff was re-cycled stuff from work. I will set the timer for 1 minute in the morning, and 1 minute in the evening..
    It looks a bit messy, but will get tidied up.
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    Next year, I will use much bigger pots, and double the growing area.. what started out as a gimmicky birthday present, has developed into a full on obsession..
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    Quote Originally Posted by christoff View Post
    It looks a bit messy, but will get tidied up.
    If it works Chris that's all that really matters
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