Create a beatiful vegetable garden with the Waterboxx in 7 easy steps
To create a garden it is recommended to transplant plants when the plants are15 to 20 cm to its final location, or plant them as seeds (in this planting case using the cover of evaporation as a guide and leave them in place by placing a heavy object on the cover). For example, courgettes, pumpkins and cucumbers do better when planted directly in the garden, while tomatoes and peppers should be transplanted. If it is direct seeding, it will have to wait until the plants are about 15 or 20 cm, before placing the Waterboxx. Having said this, let’s create our garden with the Waterboxx.
1. LEVEL GROUND LEVEL
The floor where the Waterboxx place will have to be leveled to make it more effectiv e (You can plant in elevated areas, but for this, the floor will have to be leveled first). It is recommended to use a spirit level to level an area of 50 cm in diameter.
2. PLACING EAST-WEST AXIS
The central aperture shaped cufflink Waterboxx must be on an east-west for small plants that grow in it receive the most sunlight possible. The small compass in the top Waterboxx must be aligned such that N is pointing north.
3. USE THE EVAPORATION CAP
Decide if you want to plant one, two or three plants. With the help of the evaporation cap you can determine the correct place for the plants. For example: if you plant a plant, remove the central court. If you plan to plant two, remove the two sides (ends) cut-outs.
4. WATER PLANT
Before placing the plant in the Waterboxx, watering plants generously (0.5 and 1 liter) and make sure the soil is well fertilized.
5. INSERT WICK
Decide the number of wicks to use in the Waterboxx. (On the site of Accreviri you can find a schema of how many wicks you should use for different plants.) If you use more than one wick, drill a hole of 3.7 mm for each wick that is to be placed at the base of Waterboxx. Slowly twist the wick through the small hole in the bottom of the Waterboxx basin, and then use needle nose pliers to carefully pull the wick halfway through. Equal parts of the wick should be inside and outside the Waterboxx (12 cm). The wick outside the Waterboxx should sit under the
green basin and be in contact with the soil, not lying on top of the evaporation cover.
6. PLACING THE COVERS
Insert the black plate on the central opening, with the circular on the north side of the opening hole. And then put the cream colored lid on top of Waterboxx, with the hole again placed north of the central opening (make sure the lid is securely fastened around its edge). Finally we must place the two blue siphons and place the blue cap securely in place.
7. ADD 15 LITERS OF WATER TO THE WATERBOXX
Slowly pour 4 gallons of water onto the lid of the Waterboxx (it will funnel into the basin like rainwater unless the Waterboxx is not level, in which case the water will pour over the sides). You can check the water level in the Waterboxx by removing the blue cap. With more than a wick, Waterboxx may need to be recharged periodically based on the dew and rain. It is important not put fertilizer in the Waterboxx as it can clog wicks.