Seedling table

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  1. Kasalia

    Kasalia http://retired2006.blogspot.com.au/ Premium Member GOLD

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    Several years ago I bought a table used for hydroponics. If clever enough you could make your own but this suited me not to bother. Not cheap with delivery well over $200.
    The table has ridges which fill with water from a tank outlet, and this is covered with a white absorbent pad on top of which is a black fabric used for stopping weeds in the autopot system. All of this fabric can be purchased by the metre very cheaply around the $4 mark by memory.
    It is made by Auto Pot Australia and is known as the
    CapPlus Table. They can be purchased from Auto Pot Hydroponics at Gardenworld in Braeside Victoria.
    http://www.gardenworldshop.com.au/hydroponics.html
    or any Auto Pot distributor.
    This has been the best thing for my seedlings and I highly recommend it.
    A picture though explains all.
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    Note the ridges through the cloth.
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    Note water tank on top RHS going through a filter and hooked into the auto pot smart valve system and a glimpse of the white cloth on corner. All taken in my tiny potting shed. I fill the tank up with plain water every week. Also I make sure the Seedling trays, pots, tubes are wet and have a good absorbent holes underneath.

    upload_2016-1-24_7-59-37.jpeg Borrowed from the Autopot site
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    The legs are not provided and you must have it leveled exactly for the water flow, for the capillary action to work.
    http://autopot.com.au/capplus-table for more pictures.
    So hope you are inspired to make it easier to keep your seedlings wet.
     
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  2. Mark

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    That's a very useful invention!

    So no overhead watering required at all?

    I'm just rebuilding my seedling area atm with an automated watering system in fact I've nearly finished but it's a drip system primarily overhead or at the top of each container with a line. This system certainly looks easier!
     
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    Kasalia http://retired2006.blogspot.com.au/ Premium Member GOLD

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    One day I will get John to hook up a bigger tank, than 35 litres, but will need a bigger and higher stand to gravity feed, atm filling it mostly on Fridays, unless it is really hot. The one at the shop in Vic. also has a light system overhead.Starting seedlings or propagating in sub tropical is never a problem though.
     
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    I like your propagating area also :)

    Mine is a plastic fold up table I drag out of the shed but I really should build myself a bench around where my seedling raising area is located... Just another job I need to do :rolleyes:
     
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    All looks good, this is something we will setup once the rest is all sorted :)
     
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    This is great, I'd love to set something like this up too!
     
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