What is wick-watering, and how does it work?

For wick-watering, a glass-fiber wick is spread inside the pot on the bottom and is covered with soil (in this case, no coarse drainage material is used). The end of the wick is led out through the hole in the bottom and drawn into a container of water under the pot. As long as the container is kept full, moisture is automatically carried up into the soil as it dries. Some have found this the ideal way to water potted plants; others insist that it does not save much work or assure better growth.

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