Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Walls O Water

For those of you who asked for more information on Wall O Water plant protectors.

The Reusable. 18" diam. x 18" high Wall O Water plant protector, absorbs heat from the sun during the day and releases it at night. This provides an even greater benefit than simple frost-protection covers that do not store heat.
You fill the tubes of these self-standing plant protectors with water, and they provide additional heat, allowing you to plant earlier and harvest later.

Should the weather drop to freezing temperatures, the wall o water becomes even more effective. Acting as an igloo around the plant, the frozen Season Starter releases even more heat, which protects the plants down to 16°F and even melts snow.

On hot summer days, the wall o water, is just as powerful in protecting your plants. It absorbs solar heat and moderates the temperatures inside, keeping plants cooler and protecting them from overheating.

I have found that Walls of Water are useful for extending the growing season for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and other warm-season vegetables.

I bought mine at Ace Hardware, and I am sure you will be able to find them at your local hardware store or garden center.


Darla said...

What a clever invention here.

Kimberly said...

I'm intrigued and will save this info for next winter. Florida's winter was cold and long this year, effecting many tropicals. Thanks so much for the info!

A Garden of Threads said...

We have those same type of water walls here, but I see most of them around tomatoes. Using these containers allows tomatoes to be planted earlier in the spring. A very neat idea.

ryan said...

I've used them too, for tomatoes and peppers. They do seem to help.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I have had those before, but not for awhile. It seems like I bought some last year, but I wonder if I'll be able to find them. I'm going to need to either find them or buy some, because I bought some tomato plants from a club at the school I work at, and they are getting tall and lanky.