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dirt dauber February 13, 2013 11:35 PM

Earth Tainer question
 
Im wanting to make sure Im clear on this. Does the landscape fabric cover the entire surface of the aeration bench or do I need to cut a hole where the wicking cup is. I think I understand that you first fill the wicking cup with the mix then cover the entire aeration bench with the fabric when filling. I just got to wondering about water uptake if fabric covers the net pot. Sorry this is so long winded! Thanks

JamesL February 14, 2013 12:03 AM

That wasn't long winded. You have it right. Do not cut a hole. And use 2 layers of fabric. Water goes right through it. I was considering using 3 layers this year as the roots still got through 2!

rnewste February 14, 2013 12:05 AM

Entire surface of the Aeration Bench and you can run it up the sidewalls, if you like as well. Make sure you mound up the mix in the wicking basket - then lay down the fabric pieces (2).

Raybo

CaGA15 January 29, 2015 01:24 PM

Landscape Fabric and Earth Tainer
 
Hi, I just spoke with the company that purchased DuPont Corp. I am just building the earthtainers and wanted to be sure that I purchased the substitute for the DuPont 15 yrs.
I thank FLREDHEART & Amideutch for the sources for the fabric and site for more info on the earthainer.
Fiberweb told me that DeWitt is their distributor, I asked about the Typar product and they said that it was equal too the DuPont 15 yr. I looked at the Dewitt @ Walmart and it is less money. Now I just need to know which is the best for the Earth Tainer? Hope this helps someone else. Look forward to finding out which product is the best! Thanks again!:)

rnewste January 29, 2015 02:24 PM

Either one will work for you.

Raybo:)


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