[Resolved] Using Clay Pebbles

  • September 26, 2018 at 9:46 am #89

    hi josh, i wondered if i could use only clay pebbles?

    I was to avoid using soil, and am trying to decide to either buy a wilma 4 pot system, or this easy2grow kit,

    I must say, i would prefer to use yours as it doesn’t require power, which is perfect, but i’m really wondering if the clay pebbles will absorb enough water from the bottom to reach the roots.

    Any advice you could offer would be great.

    So if you have done any tests only using pebbles, how far up inside the pot will the pebbles absorb water.


    September 26, 2018 at 9:49 am #90

    Hi J, Clay pebbles are OK only if you use a small amount please make sure that you pre balance them first as in reality they are a building aggregate from Norway & Finland and are very alkaline. This would be the same advice I would suggest if you used the Wilma system, pre treat the pebbles. If you decide to use the easy2grow Kit with pebbles then only fill to a depth of around 4-6 inches. Place the plant on this level, back fill with more pebbles and top water for a week and then turn the system on. Hope this helps, bye for now Josh

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