SwellGel water storing granules
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Hanging Baskets

Benefits
With a highly populated amount of plants in a relatively small amount of growing media, competition for water and nutrients is high.
SwellGel helps maintaining adequate water supplies and drastically reduces watering frequencies whilst providing an environment for improved plant growth.

Application
Mix with compost at planting up stage – mix dry granules into bottom ¾ of basket compost or add to compost as a pre-mix. Water well twice at 1 hour intervals to fully charge the SwellGel granules.

Rates
25cm (10”) basket                        1 scoop
30cm (12”) basket                        2 scoops
35cm (14”) basket                        3 scoops
40cm (16”) basket                        4 scoops
45cm (18”) basket                        5 scoops

Or 1.75g per litre of compost, 120g per 70 litre bag (1 scoop = 5g)

Already planted Hanging Baskets – use a pencil or garden cane to make evenly distributed holes throughout the basket and add ½ scoop of SwellGel to each hole.

Top Tip
Add 1 scoop of granules to 1 pint of water and allow to fully absorb water (approx 1 hour).
Put circle of plastic approx 12” diameter in bottom of basket next to moss/liner, pierce with a few holes. Add the 1 pint of gel then add compost as per the rate above to ¾ fill the basket, plant up as required and top basket with compost containing no SwellGel (as plants do not need it here).
After a few weeks the plants will have grown into the gel reservoir and the plants will colonise the gel. Watering frequencies will be greatly reduced and water retention will be ultimately increased.

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