Thanks for the update. Despite the somewhat lessor pod size and the likelihood that the traditional self-watering system will ultimately be the winner, I have to say I am liking the wick system. My own self-watering systems seem to be taking their sweet time to bear ripe fruit and I am running out of summer. I am sure other factors are in the mix, but I may try some wicking/coco coir next year to get a jump on the harvest.
Looking forward to the next update.
Thanks. A couple other advantages to the wick system are less time to construct and only needing one bucket.