Posted: 05/05/2014 at 08:29
Hi Salino and pansyface,
Thanks for the detailed replies Salino, I didn't hold out much hope for a response last night!
I have the feeding tube in place, mine is set up as you describe apart from the layer of stones just above the infill. I took the 2nd image on the amazon site literally when filling the planter a few weeks ago, as the infill has holes in it I figured that the soil would go through into the reservoir unless I put the stones in place, that was why I did it. Maybe it doesn't matter if the soil does go through the holes in the infill so I'll re-pot and remove the stones.
As you suggest I'll water from the top also until my blueberry plants have grown. It would be great if these containers work as I'd like to be able to go away in summer without worrying about plants dying.
You can see the drip tray in this photo at the bottom, they just catch any overflow of water if one fills it too much and are not necessary if the container is outside: