GrowWater is a patented watering system, which is developed by GrowCamp.
The system consists of a 15 cm high water container (36 liters), which is placed as an insert at the bottom of the bed. Above the soil is connected to the water through perforated pipes, which act as wicks. The wicks (capillary watering pipes) sucks the water up and moisture spreads out across the bed.
There is space for 15 cm of soil over the water tank. Instead of filling complete with soil, you can choose to use the plant bag which is known from the white polystyrene-watering boxes. But by filling the bed completely with soil, there will be room for the roots to develop naturally, so the plants thrive better.
The water is held by a strong plastic bag with drain hose. The wicks support at the plastic bag and carries the bottom, which the soil is lay on. It is therefore important, that the substrate in the bottom of the bed is firm, smooth and without sharp edges and objects, that could damage the plastic bag, where the wicks is supports. We therefore recommend, that you use a plastic sheet, tiles or planed boards at the bottom of the bed, or to purchase one bottom item no. FC6672.
Adjustable water level
The water system is provided with a patented device that makes it possible to lower the water level in order to prevent that the plants become too wet in the cool growing seasons or in the start-up phase in which the root system is not yet fully developed. As you know, the plants doesn’t thrivs at both too little and too much water. It is recommended, that you only fill the water container half until the plants has developing a good root system. Otherwise, the soil become too wet – of course especially during periods of much rain. However, there is much difference between the different types of soil’s ability to absorb water, so you must experiment. And it’s easy with GrowWater, where the water level can be lowered!
Water filling is done quickly and easily through a large feeding tube, which is provided with water level indicator.
The entire watering system is made of strong plastic parts, which easily can be washed and are used year after year.
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