Blumat is an innovative watering system that works without pumps or electricity. The heart of the system is the clay cones—also referred to as “carrots” due to their shape. The ceramic water-filled cones measure the moisture levels in your garden beds and containers, only releasing water when necessary. This prevents over-watering, a common cause of dying plants for new gardeners.
Blumat has several options ranging from vacation watering stakes, drip systems, and soaker hose systems each offering a unique solution for each different scenario and needs of the garden.
BluSoak tape can be weaved between plants or single lines down the length of the bed back and forth. You can even bury BluSoak tape under your soil and leave it during the winter, you'll want remove your carrots so they don't freeze.
Soaker hoses are great for raised beds with a lot of plants, requiring 1-2 carrots per bed, where the drip system requires 3-4 drippers and 1 carrot per plant and can end up being quite expensive as plant numbers scale.
DIY: If you have shallow beds or shallow root systems you're going to want to use the 5" carrots, if you have 12-inch or deeper you'll want to use 1x 5-inch carrot, and 1x 9-inch carrot, on either end of the soaker hose. These carrots will be hooked up to the main 8mm supply hose and provide water to the garden when either the 5" root zone and/or the 9" root zone is dry and requiring water, and will shut off when enough water has been absorbed back into the clay carrot signifying adequate watering.
Tip: Attach a dripper at the end of the carrot but before the soaker hose to visibly see if it's still dispensing or just water still in the soaker hose.
Give us a call/text/email if you need help building a system or want to ask if drip or soaker hose is the right system for you! 716-217-0353, firstname.lastname@example.org