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Friday, November 13, 2009

The Green Gardener: Need a Plant Babysitter?

I read about this on Linkedin, where I get to hang out at the water cooler with landscape designers and writers and contractors. This seemed sort of green and it could be really convenient. When we leave town there's always questions about who's going to feed the pets, water the garden, and, and, sigh ... well, Aquasolo has made at least one of the "to do's" easier.

Here's what I read...
Your plants won't dry out with AQUASOLO®. This ingenious system means that you can water a plant with an ordinary bottle and with no outside intervention.

The AQUASOLO® cone is suitable for adapting to the neck of almost any plastic bottle found on the market (mineral water bottles or soda bottles, from 0.5 to 2 litres). The kit can also be adapted to certain 5 litre bottles used for water coolers.

After screwing the AQUASOLO® onto a water-filled bottle, all you have to do is turn it over, pierce it and push the cone into the soil around the plant to water it.

For adaptation to each plant’s water needs, AQUASOLO® comes in a range of microporous ceramic cones with variable flow rates.
Each cone provides slow, regular distribution of water into the soil.

Depending on the model, they distribute 7, 20 or 30 cl of water every 24 hours.

Depending on the type or size of the plant, all you have to do is to select the right cone (7cl cone for a 1 to 3 litre pot, a 20cl cone for a 4 to 6 litre pot or a 30cl cone for a larger pot). For example, with a 1.5 l bottle and a 7cl cone, you can stay away for 21 days. For a large garden, insert several cones in the soil. The water can also be enriched with soluble fertiliser.

Notice how this is in British's and such. I left it like that cuz I was lazy ;-) You can read more on their Facebook Fan page!

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