Growing education

Self Watering

We then install our food-grade GardenWell system--separating the soil on top from the water reservoir underneath. Water travels up from the reservoir through capillary action with a contact point for each square foot.

All of our gardens have a Fill-up Tube which also doubles as a Float Gauge. This allows you to water your garden directly into the reservoir, avoiding messy top-watering. It also allows you to keep track of how much water is in your reservoir, removing the guesswork from keeping your growing plants well hydrated.

Finally, there is an Overflow that serves to make sure the reservoir is never overfilled, controlling waste and avoiding mess.

Food

Most produce available for purchase--even produce labelled organic--often is filled with toxic and harmful chemicals.  Foods are often mislabeled, or bear false certifications.

 According to the Washington Post, “There are about 200 non-organic substances producers can to add to food without sacrificing the organic claim.”  Foods can be exposed to pesticides and other conventional growing chemicals without losing a label that is increasingly meaningless. Foreign foods can be imported with an organic label that is essentially meaningless here.

The only way to really monitor the food that we eat is to grow it ourselves.


Sub-irrigation

Top watering wastes water and time, and leaves some plants thirsty while others are overwatered. Our GardenWells bring efficient sub-irrigation to even the smallest of spaces. Even in the hottest and driest of conditions, each plant gets the exact right amount of water.

Even as vegetables are getting the exact amount of hydration they need, gardeners are able to plant their boxes corner-to-corner, mixing plants for maximum yields. Gardeners can grow enough organic produce to feed their families