SIP thread -- (Sub-Irrigated Planter)

myke

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I peeled off the 5g bag of my latest wick/sip and noticed it was more packed with roots on the upper half than the lower half. And the lower half was real moist. Maybe one wick instead of two next time?

The tomato sips outside, the deli cup caught up to the wick both are 64" and have been hard to manage they are so top heavy and both are loaded with plenty of ripening toms.
I do notice in my 10g sips that if I plant a bigger girl, 2mo veg she takes off in about a weeks time after planting ,roots hit the res(1 wick) then flip and wow.If I plant a smaller 1 mo veg she puts roots out on the top,doesn't take off during stretch.
My next round Ill veg longer until I get water roots..
 

myke

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Having water roots before flip is the key.I notice the earthboxes will have water roots quickly.Planting closer to the wick may help in my sips.My next round Im gonna try a 27 ga tote with 2 wicks 2plants.
 

Polyuro

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I peeled off the 5g bag of my latest wick/sip and noticed it was more packed with roots on the upper half than the lower half. And the lower half was real moist. Maybe one wick instead of two next time?

The tomato sips outside, the deli cup caught up to the wick both are 64" and have been hard to manage they are so top heavy and both are loaded with plenty of ripening toms.
That sounds very plausible.

It may just be the pheno. Short bushier plants like to have shallower rooter depths that spread out. 5gal buckets are tall and not wide like totes/boxes.

IMO I will not run a bucket sip again.
 

myke

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I’ve had few people DM me on or about my sips. Lots of questions that are all answered in this thread. I’m no organic wizard but I suggest people read this thread like I did last year. Once you grasp how it works it’s really not that complicated. I admit when I first read about sips it was like wahhhhht!!! Lol. So read on. Lots of knowledge in here. All I did was copy what’s here. I use the Gaia green and top dress with it. 10-15 gallon sips can take 20 ounces of water without worry of runoff. Some even like to spray water on top so it’s nice and even. Anyway. Great thread here. Read on. Sips are the shit!!
 

myke

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I’m in the middle of some construction in my room and I’ll be harvesting and get the sips reloaded. So I’ll take some pics as I go. Will take a few days.
So here’s a 10 g home depo sip. I cut the edges off the lid so they come off and on easy. Can also run tie wires to the lip edge and still lift the lid. Check out the dirt. This was a small plant so it only needed water every 3-4 days. Didn’t top dress much and only top watering once like a month ago. Soil stays moist ewc stays fluffy. Really important and it’s why sips work so well so lids or covers are a must. 43F85BA4-BA12-450A-9C11-937D8A2EE95D.jpeg9B5FB6D8-F0D2-414D-9D3A-B7797CD05875.jpeg
 

myke

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Now this top part of the soil is full of life. I’ll scrape this off and put it on top of the new sip. Lots hypo Myles’s bugs in there and a ton of others that I have no idea what they are lol.
 

myke

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Busy day yesterday. Removed the wall that separated my veg and flower area. A bitch to do with plants in. Got it done though. Wow more room!! Love it. Had to rearrange another area for a new but smaller veg space.
Plants need another week so will be working around them till then.
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myke

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Finally some progress, plants hung and out of the way. Room disinfected and off we go.Gave them a good dose of Mycos. My plants were in 2 gallon pots. So this time I planted them lower in the sip. Closer to the wick. Will see if that kicks them up. Finally first time in years I have 4 plants the same height. 69F0D79D-9EFD-42C9-A6F3-4DCB29A46F1B.jpeg90776F5A-B87F-4AB2-9EC9-0E28D5147312.jpegF8F58ABB-EF08-4701-9347-FCE10C3C1F4A.jpegFF154EEB-5B39-4592-A536-A4B41B383430.jpeg:)
 
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