Archive for the ‘Watering system’ Category
Today I went to a shop to buy an new water pump for my vertical garden.
I was excited to learn that the shops was selling a water pump with the right dimensions for my green wall. So I immediately bought it and went home to connect it to my watering system.
However when I came home I found out that this water pump is not suitable for my green wall..
Even though the pump was relatively small in size, it much a lot of noise!
First I thought that I would get used to the noise. But after a few days I got really annoyed by the disturbing sound. Therefore I decided to bring the pump back..
My tip for picking the right water pump:
When you buy the water pump for your vertical garden, always ask if you can see the model in working mode. When you install the vertical garden in your living room, it’s important to have a pump that produces little noise. Even though the pump is under water, some pumps make quite some noise which obviously you don’t want in your home!
I’m lucky to live together with a man that waters the plants in our home once in a while..
As I’m a little lazy myself to water my plants every day (I sometimes forget!), I really wanted to make an automatic watering system, so the watering of the plants would go by itself.
An automatic water system is also very useful when I go on a trip, so I don’t need to ask my neighbors to water the plants.
The watering system of my green wall consists of several parts, including the tubes, drippers, timer and water pump.
I simply program the timer, so the water pump starts pumping water around three times a day. The only thing to do is add enough water to the water basin.
Quite convenient isn’t it?
One of my Ivies died several weeks after I planted it on my green wall..
First I didn’t understand why this happened, as my watering system is functioning very well and the plants receive plenty of water.
After talking with a gardener friend I realized the problem: my Ivy plant received too much water, and the roots started to rot.
Ivies don’t need a large amount of water. When you plant Ivies in the ground, watering them once or twice a week is already sufficient. Handling Ivies for your vertical garden is a bit different from planting them in your garden:
Tip: I would advice to plant Ivies at the top of your green wall where these get less water than at the bottom. Do not over water ivies or the roots will start to rot and the plant will die.