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Wall O’ Water For Early Planting & My Simple Trick For Setting Them Up.

I have been using  Wall O’ Water season extenders for 6 or 7 years now.  I started out with one package of three and have continued adding more each year. Eventually they wear out but on average I’d say mine have lasted 5-6 growing seasons. I should add they recommend cleaning out the cells at the end of the year and drying them before storing. I don’t clean the cells, I just air dry and put them away for the year.

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One thing I have perfected over the years is how to efficiently set these up with out flooding the back yard and getting soaked in the process.

Check out my video on Wall O’ Waters for early planting and my simple trick for setting them up.

Using this type of spray nozzle will make filling your Wall O’ Water season extenders so much easier.

These can be used a full 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date for your area. For me the last frost is around May 6th. So that means I could plant starts around the end of March if I wanted to. Not only will these protect my plants from frost, wind, and animals but they also act like a miniature green house around my plant keeping it nice and warm.

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A very important step for using these Wall O Waters  is to set them up one week prior to planting your starts. When you do this it warms the soil and prevents shocking or stunting your starts growth. Like my video shows you want to initially fill them 2/3 of the way full so the top closes and makes a teepee. 3-4″ plants are the best size to plant so that none of the plant is sticking out of the top. Once the danger of frost has passed and the plant continues to grow taller you can fill the reservoirs up fully and keep the Wall O’ Water around the plant for another 30-45 days.

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Have you used these in your garden? I’d love to hear from you about your experience with Wall O’ Water season extenders.

Happy Gardening

-Amber