SwellGel water storing granules
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Patio Tubs

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
Fill the tub ¾ full of compost and mix appropriate amount of dry SwellGel into compost (see below). Top up the tub with untreated compost. Water well twice at 1 hour intervals to fully charge the SwellGel granules.
The plant roots will automatically grow down into the moist compost and make full use of the water reservoirs. Watering frequencies will be greatly reduced and water retention will be ultimately increased.

Rates
Incorporate the SwellGel at a rate of 3 to 4 scoops for containers up to 30cm diameter.
For containers over 30cm diameter (e.g. half barrels) incorporate 9 to 10 scoops of SwellGel.

1 scoop = 5g

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

Top Tip
For terracotta pots an inner lining of plastic around the sides can help reduce evaporation through the pot walls.

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