This post should be read:
- If you live in an area like we do, which is basically irrigated dessert
- If you find your water bill insanely high
- If you would prefer sip mai-tais and watch your garden grow, rather than water it
If any or all of these apply to you, Zeba makes a line of soil amendment products to help you cut back on your watering, whatever your motivation. According to Zeba, “Quench” saves water by up to 50% in your gardens and container plants by absorbing water and releasing it when the plant root “asks for it”! That’s right, your plant says “hey Zeba, I’m thirsty”, and then Zeba says, “well, drink up my dear bromeliad, there’s plenty to go around.” Zeba acts like a sponge catching and releasing moisture, and it can hold hundreds of times its weight in water. Available in both “Singles” (with organic fertilizer option), or in larger containers for mixing right into the soil. There are also several different types geared towards home use, agricultural, nursery, etc. You fellow green homefixated types will appeciate that not only does Zeba save water, but it is biodegradable, non-toxic and pH neutral. More details at Zeba.com. Available starting at about $15 from Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden and other retailers and etailers.