|Transplanting Acorn Squash May 9, 2015 from a peat pot grown inside.|
The device that will take most of the effort out of our growing of the squash, the exceptionally designed bucket, is the Groasis Waterboxx. This device was designed to grow trees in deserts, but it works so well that it can be used to grow plants in more humid climates while eliminating all watering needs. It collects dew and rain water, stores it in a 15 liter (~4 gallon) reservoir, and slowly releases it to the roots of the plant through one (or several) wicks.
|A cut away view of the Groasis Waterboxx, showing how it would collect rain and dew water with its cream colored lid, funnel it into the green reservoir, and trickle it out to the roots of the growing plant.|
We placed a Waterboxx around our acorn squash and filled the Waterboxx with water. We then forgot about the squash to tend to other plants in our garden.
|Acorn Squash on June 6, 2015 after growing with the Waterboxx for a little under a month. We haven't watered this plant or filled the Waterboxx once since planting - the Waterboxx refills itself with dew and rain.|
|The Acorn Squash less than two weeks later on June 18, 2015. The Waterboxx has not been refilled with any water and is still present hidden under the thick leaves.|
|An early acorn squash growing at the bottom of a flower on June 18, 2015. These squashes have been pollinated by bright orange squash bees, a key ally for those of us growing cucurbits or squash like plants.|
|Our largest acorn squash (of about a dozen currently) on June 30, 2015. We will have so many squashes produced with our Waterboxx PlantCocoon® that we will have to give them away.|
|Acorn squash from planting to fruition in less than 10 weeks with the Groasis Waterboxx PlantCocoon®. No water was given to this plant at any time since planting - all was provided by natural process and the Waterboxx.|
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