Greenhouse Capillary Matting: A Comprehensive Overview

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Greenhouse capillary matting is a highly efficient method used for watering plants, ensuring they receive the right amount of moisture for optimal growth. This technique leverages capillary action to distribute water evenly, making it a favourite among both hobbyists and commercial growers. Here’s an in-depth look at greenhouse capillary matting, its benefits, applications, and how it works.

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Re: Greenhouse Capillary Matting: A Comprehensive Overview
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2024, 20:09 »
It was helpful to see the photos, as I couldn't quite visualise the heights / measurements.

I had some years ago, but I was very poor at keeping it well watered (no container for it to wick from) and rewetting it once dry was a nightmare!
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Greenhouse Capillary Matting: A Comprehensive Overview
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2024, 00:33 »
If you set up a container like I did and wick the water to the main mat, it should have the mat completely moist in about half an hour even if it was bone dry to start. Thing to remember is that the matting holds about 3.5 litres per square meter so the initial soak can empty the reservoir a couple of times.


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