The Tropf (tropf is Austrian for drip) Blumat has become the ideal watering method for growing in greenhouses, for indoor gardening, on decks and in planter boxes, as well as for certain kinds of outdoor plants. It's the evolution of drip irrigation.
One of the best ways to water - automatically give your plants moisture when they need it but not too much.
Blumats work like using a timer but don't have the timer disadvantage of over-watering when weather conditions change or under-watering when plant conditions change. They sense the soil moisture level and based on that supply more or less water.
Take the guess-work out of watering your plants
Maintains the ideal moisture level for each plant
Automatically stops the watering when soil moisture reaches your adjusted setting
Automatically turns the water back on when soil or potting mix reaches your preset level
Automatically changes when plants grow faster or slower, it rains, gets hotter, windy, colder, or humidity changes
More accurate than expensive irrigation timers because each individual plant monitored – not an entire zone
Saves huge amounts of time
Go on vacation without worrying about your plants
While at home, use the extra time to:
Grow more plants
Cultivate and top dress your soil
Watch for pests and plant problems you can solve more easily by catching sooner
Perfect for hard-to-water locations
Quickly solves the challenge of watering hanging plants – you can run Blumat line 30’ higher than the water source
Makes watering planter boxes on balconies easy and fast
Simple to add a tiny, almost unnoticeable water line to a location far from your irrigation lines
Saves Natural Resources
Saves huge amounts of water being wasted
Stops wasting expensive fertilizers that wash away with over-watering
Saves the waste of “throw-away” components that easily clog or break – Blumats last for years and years
Saves power generation and pollution – Blumats don’t need any electricity or batteries!
Plants Grow Better
Plant growth momentum not stopped by too much or not enough moisture
Too much water squeezes out important soil air pockets that let plants “breathe”
Not enough water kills small, sensitive feeder roots
Too much or not enough harm beneficial microbes that keep soil alive and vital
The slow drip lets water in main lines warm up in the sun
Plants don’t get a cold shock that stunts growth and health
Nurtures the conditions for plants to achieve their most healthy, thriving, and productive potential