I just got back home from a weekend trip to Washington, DC. Before I left, I had been pondering how I would keep the tomato, pepper, and herb seedlings alive while I was gone.
Enter: Marlin's SSWR
One Aluminum Roasting pan
Put a piece of Styrofoam approx 1 inch thick in the bottom.
Drape a layer of paper towels (I used 2 layers of blue paper shop towels) over the Syrofoam block. Pour water in pan.
Styrofoam will float, and paper towel will wick water to plants.
Next year I will use this method from the get-go!
Here is a comparison of two pepper plants. One wasn't in the SSWR, another that was: