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.
Yes, it actually works better if buried. That’s when the root demand action kicks in. The root exudates pull on the water supply when the plant needs water, stops pulling when they have enough. Also being buried prevents UV from making the tubing crack and split. If buried, it can last over 25 years. Burying it also lets you plough or rototill over it in the spring. Don’t bury more than about 8’’ deep unless only covered with mulch, not soil. If installing under athletic grass, make sure it’s at least 4” under to prevent sogginess.
"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.
Often water supplies have large amounts of dissolved gases and we don’t want that inside the Blumat cones when setting them up. For soaking and initial set up, it’s best to use clean rainwater or something similar. You can also boil water to dissipate the gases, let cool, and then use that to soak the carrots.
A quick 45 second video showing how BluSoak is used, before and after, as well as how to connect it to a Blumat System.