|A cutaway view of the Groasis Waterboxx. It channels dew and rainwater using its tan lid, stores this water in the green reservoir, and slowly releases it through the wick to the roots of the growing plant.|
|The Ambrosia Cantaloupe (left) and Tomatillo (left) on May 28, 2015, the day the Waterboxx was put in place.|
Our work with these plants is largely done except for redirecting them to the string trellis and waiting to harvest. We placed the string trellis North of the plants to allow the most sunlight to get to the plants around this corner.
|The Cantaloupe (still on left) is beginning to grow up the string trellis on this photo from June 18, 2014. The Tomatillo on the right is now about a foot in height. The Waterboxx is full even without manual watering due to recent rains.|
We did add 2 small Jobe's organic fertilizer spikes to the soil around the Waterboxx sheltering the plants on July 1.
We will continue to update this post with pictures of the Waterboxx, including our final product - fresh cantaloupe and tomatillos. We have harvested over 30 tomatillos this year.
We are growing several other plants with the Waterboxx, a complete list is available here.
You can buy the Groasis Waterboxx here.
If you would like to learn how to grow plants without watering with the Waterboxx, the best resource is the book The Waterboxx Gardener: How to Mimic Nature, Stop Watering, and Start Enjoying Your Garden available here on Amazon.com.