Echeveria Mauna Loa showing spectacular growth, fed with Tgrowbags

Echeveria Mauna Loa fed with Tgrowbags over many months. This large growing E.gigbbiflora hybrid produced by Dick Wright can be challenging to grow, especially in a cool climate, but it does produce a spectacular plant.

 

Watering plants from above with Tgrowbags.

Plants in pots and containers are easily watered from above. This provides lots of advantages in simplicity and quickness.

Water flowing down through the potting mix allows good distribution of water and nutrients and it is the most common way to water your plants. The flow of water allows food to be carried down to the roots. There is little risk of water logging and root death.

It can also be an aesthetically pleasing thing to do. Surplus water can be used to damp down the foliage for additional water adsorption and removal of dust and debris.

  • The watering process can be very quick
  • The volume of water required can be easily judged according to watering space between compost surface and pot rim
  • Newly established plants have roots near the pot or container surface which are wetted easily with minimum amounts of water
  • Watering from above settles the compost around the plant allowing it to become quickly established.
  • Water can be applied directlly to the plant in question
  • The process echoes the natural process of water raining from above.

Thick leaved plants, ferns and orchids can benefit from this watering method.

 

Tgrowbags N.P.K. 17-3-9 + organic growth regulators.

 

Rate of use: Use x1 Tgrowbag / 12cms. (500ml. volume) pot.

 

Each feeding growbag contains food for your plants. Place the bag on top of the pot and leave for 6-8 weeks. Water from above and allow the feed to be washed into the pot. You can also roll the Tgrowbag into a tube if space is restricted. Positioning at the edge of the pot is generally recommended. Allow to simply become wet and dry over time.

You can use with smaller pots eg. 9cms. by feeding for a shorter length of time and then moving the Tgrowbag onto another pot. For lager pots either use a single Tgrowbag or multiply the number of bags accordingly.

After 6-8 weeks according to the decomposition rates of your Tgrowbags, the bags can be broken open and the contents either sprinkled onto the surface of the compost or re-distributed to other plants. There is evidence that there still will be a nutrient supply in the old Triplantanol mix which will carry on feeding your plants for a number of months, according to the rate of decomposition.

As Tgrowbags have a high organic content, so during their breakdown there is a release of sugars and nitrogen. This provides a food for soil fungus and bacteria. Sometimes you can see these colonies on the surface of the Tgrowbags or compost. This shows that the nutrients are being released and it will not harm your plants. It is a natural breakdown process and not a sign of plant disease or plant pathogens. With time the colonies will die and not be noticeable.