fotografías españoles - Step 4 - How to plant with compost with the Groasis Technology

A few hours after opening the compacted drained soil enough oxygen has entered and you can start to plant
 
A few hours after opening the compacted drained soil enough oxygen has entered and you can start to plant
You prepare a horizontal planting bed this way the box stands horizontal this is necessary to catch water
 
You prepare a horizontal planting bed this way the box stands horizontal this is necessary to catch water
Put the anti-evaporation cover in an east-west direction
 
Put the anti-evaporation cover in an east-west direction
This way the sleeve opening is also east-west so it gives a shadow to the plants between 10am and 4pm
 
This way the sleeve opening is also east-west so it gives a shadow to the plants between 10am and 4pm
Determine the planting distance
 
Determine the planting distance
Design of planting distance
 
Design of planting distance
Cut 3 cm from the bottom of the bag and roots in order to repair the destroyed primary root
 
Cut 3 cm from the bottom of the bag and roots in order to repair the destroyed primary root
Cut the bag in the length before planting
 
Cut the bag in the length before planting
Make the planting holes exactly the size of the pot this way you keep the capillary structure around the roots intact
 
Make the planting holes exactly the size of the pot this way you keep the capillary structure around the roots intact
Put the two plants aside of each other
 
Put the two plants aside of each other
After planting take the plastic off
 
After planting take the plastic off
When using compost mix don\'t put plants completely into soil so you have mixture below the developing primary roots
 
When using compost mix don't put plants completely into soil so you have mixture below the developing primary roots
Add soil around them
 
Add soil around them
You cover the plants with sand do not use your foot to compact it you do that with water later on
 
You cover the plants with sand do not use your foot to compact it you do that with water later on
To prevent evaporation of the leaves while the roots are not active yet you prune the stems to app 10 cm length.
 
To prevent evaporation of the leaves while the roots are not active yet you prune the stems to app 10 cm length.
You carefully remove all side sprouts to model the tree to a single stem
 
You carefully remove all side sprouts to model the tree to a single stem
Detail of remodelling through pruning
 
Detail of remodelling through pruning
The resprouting you can expect after appr. 3 months, after one year you prune it again and leave the strongest sprout
 
The resprouting you can expect after appr. 3 months, after one year you prune it again and leave the strongest sprout
Then you put the cover that prevents evaporation through the center opening of the Groasis waterboxx
 
Then you put the cover that prevents evaporation through the center opening of the Groasis waterboxx
You add 10 cm of sand on top of the cover
 
You add 10 cm of sand on top of the cover
Later on you give the 4 liters of water in the center opening of the box so this sand will float under the box
 
Later on you give the 4 liters of water in the center opening of the box so this sand will float under the box
So You put a little \'hill-like\' quantity of sand on the cover
 
So You put a little 'hill-like' quantity of sand on the cover
If the box is not well connected to the soil ventilation will dry out the wick and the soil below the box
 
If the box is not well connected to the soil ventilation will dry out the wick and the soil below the box
Detailed photo of bottom of a box not well connected to the soil below it causing the wick and the soil to dry out
 
Detailed photo of bottom of a box not well connected to the soil below it causing the wick and the soil to dry out
Then you put the waterboxx over the trees
 
Then you put the waterboxx over the trees
At last you put sand to the side
 
At last you put sand to the side
Leave the soil around the waterboxx loose this way you break the capillary and lock up the water in the soil
 
Leave the soil around the waterboxx loose this way you break the capillary and lock up the water in the soil
Put the overflow just above the soil
 
Put the overflow just above the soil
If you have stones use them to cover the soil to keep it cooler
 
If you have stones use them to cover the soil to keep it cooler
Then you start to give water
 
Then you start to give water
 
 
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