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If you are simply looking to get your seedlings started, or even just looking for a more controlled watering method, the Blumat Capillary Mat System may be able to help. More than just water efficiency, these systems can save large costs in labor, fertilizer and pesticide use, as well as shorten production time. Along with their simple set-up, any level of experience grower can easily take a few steps to get this system up and running.
This is a new product that could save some of you both money
and time. Instead of needing a quick connect for each carrot, with
this you can disconnect up to 6 with just one and save the time for doing
so many. (Includes caps so you can have between 1 and 6 attached.)
Everyone knows that root observation is a great way of determining a healthy plant,
and the more roots the bigger your plants will grow. But how about when you add
consistent accurate moisture to the equation? Well we had one Blumat user send us
these pics to show exactly that.
"They came and gave an herb to me, the day-break star herb, the herb of understanding... all creatures saw it and in no place was there any more darkness" -Black Elk
Take a look at these "Blumat buds " grown by our good friends over in Oregon.
Anywhere from 97% to 99.5% of the water taken up by the roots of a plant ends up being released back into the air. During this process, a physical change in the state, or phase, of water occurs—from liquid water to water vapor. Implementing a watering system that uses less water on average effectively reduces the amount of water getting into the plants between 50% and 60%, which in turn reduces the overall amount of latent heat in the system. By reducing the amount of latent heat by 50% reduces the total heat of an air conditioning system by as much as 25%.