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May 18, 2012 5:47 AM CST
|I've had some for a couple of years and used in containers but last year began to build raised beds. I added these crystals to the beds which were built in wintertime. All through last summers' drought, I looked for the polymer in the beds and didn't see any but the plants survived fairly well in spite of the tough summer.
Building another bed this spring and I added them without rehydrating. We had a good soaking rain and the next morming I glanced at that (unplanted) bed. It looked like it had ice on it. The complete surface was white. I had to laugh but was glad to see how well it worked. I tilled it under and it is now planted and growing. With relief, we are getting fairly regular rains so hopefully the drought has passed.
Incidently I had ordered directly from the factory and their website has excellent information and charts. Kristi
May 18, 2012 5:25 PM CST
|I had the same experience after a hard rain with hail. I couldn't figure out why only one container had"hail" in it. I know some people put the crystals at the bottom of the hole when planting clematis.|
May 18, 2012 5:33 PM CST
|The owner of Watersorb was also telling me about a vineyard owner who began using the crystals with each transplant and increased his success rate many fold!
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