fotografías españoles - Step 4a - How to plant without compost with the Groasis Technology

24 Hours after adding the water you open the soil to let oxygen in and after a few hours you can start to plant
 
24 Hours after adding the water you open the soil to let oxygen in and after a few hours 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 will give a shadow to the plants between 10am and 4pm
 
This way the sleeve opening is also east-west so it will give a shadow to the plants between 10am and 4pm
With the carton you have determined the planting distance
 
With the carton you have determined the planting distance
Make planting holes exactly the size of the pot to keep the capillary structure around the roots intact
 
Make planting holes exactly the size of the pot to keep the capillary structure around the roots intact
Compact the soil a bit on top of the pot to not loose it while planting
 
Compact the soil a bit on top of the pot to not loose it while planting
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
In this instruction you have no compost mixed so you put the plants all the way in the sand
 
In this instruction you have no compost mixed so you put the plants all the way in the sand
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
Prune plants to remodel them and to prevent evaporation of water through the leaves before root system is active
 
Prune plants to remodel them and to prevent evaporation of water through the leaves before root system is active
Detail of pruning and remodelling
 
Detail of pruning and remodelling
Through removing the leaves you prevent them to evaporate
 
Through removing the leaves you prevent them to evaporate
The resprouting you can expect after appr. 3 months, after one year prune it again and leave the strongest sprout
 
The resprouting you can expect after appr. 3 months, after one year 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
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 soil below it causing the wick and the soil to dry out
 
Detailed photo of bottom of a box not well connected to soil below it causing the wick and the soil to dry out
Then you place the waterboxx over the trees
 
Then you place the waterboxx over the trees
You put the sand aside of it
 
You put the sand aside of it
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
Another example of stones around the box
 
Another example of stones around the box
Then you can start to give the water
 
Then you can start to give the water
 
 
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