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water Self wicking bucket

For next season I’m planning on growing some peppers in 5 gallon buckets. I’ve decided to make the self wicking kind by putting two buckets together. I have a couple questions. Is it better to use a “wick” of cloth vs a cup through the e center drilled full of holes? And for the overflow drain hole do you want it drilled right above the bottom of the inside bucket or below the inside bucket near the top of the water reservoir?

I still have my 5x12 garden space but realize I am over crowding my plants so adding some buckets to my patio seems like the way to go