|Week 1 - the tiny tomato is barely visible - but the Waterboxx is designed to allow light to reach it.|
|Week 2 - the tomato plant has more than doubled in size|
|Week 3 - tomato plant more than doubled in size in one week - with the Waterboxx providing support for the base|
The Waterboxx has a four gallon (15 liter) reservoir, and releases only about 50 mL (10 teaspoons) of water a day through a small wick in the bottom of the reservoir. This gives approximately 300 days of water to the average plant (although water loving plants may have faster water use).
|Week 4 - the first small tomatoes are appearing, very quickly because of the consistent moisture and excellent sun exposure in Central California|
|Week 6 - the single tomato plant already needs three supports because it has grown so large so quickly|
The Waterboxx works great for full size tomatoes, but also for Roma and cherry tomatoes (other growers have grown almost 1000 Roma (Juliet) tomatoes and >1500 cherry tomatoes with the Waterboxx). The Waterboxx can also be used for peppers, melons, eggplant, zucchini, winter squash, and pumpkins.
|Week 7 - The first tomatoes are almost ready to harvest|
|Week 16 for Waterboxx planted tomato (left) - 14 produced, 40 tomatoes - left (traditional with DAILY watering) shows week 13 - 0 produced, 0 tomatoes but some buds|
The Waterboxx is transforming gardening in hot climates and during droughts. You can see more examples of gardening with the Waterboxx - this time in southern California - here. You can buy the Waterboxx here or learn more about the Waterboxx here.
|16 weeks growth of the Waterboxx tomato plant - all without any water after planting in the Great California Drought - the Waterboxx is truly changing gardening|