Good habits make great gardeners!

September Check-in

End of Season Growth

Watch this video to learn how care for plants on your wall.

Check Irrigation

Ensure water is flowing through valves at a frequent drip.

Watering (root uptake of water and nutrients) is best done in the morning simply because the roots are primarily more active.

When it is sunny during mid-day, photosynthesis and transpiration are happening and the exterior of the plant is doing a lot of work. Roots are always working, but there is more going on in the warmer sunshine from the ground up. It's always good to water early.  It’s like breakfast for your crops.

Clean the Inline Filter

Watch this video to learn how to clean your inline filter. Do this monthly!

Inspect for pests & insects daily

Check in the early AM or in the early PM when they come out to munch. Learn about Thrips and how to treat them

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Spray if necessary

If you see aphids, white flies or other soft-bodied insects, it's necessary! Add 1 Teaspoon Insect Soap Concentrate to the supplied 8 oz spray bottle, fill with water, and shake well.

Spray plants thoroughly at first signs of insects or damage, re/apply weekly as needed.

Mosquito Bits

Add 2 tablespoons to the water basin every month. Selective microbial larvicide that controls for mosquitoes and fungus gnats.

Nitro-Booster Fertilizer

Dissolve 2-3 tablespoons in hot water before adding to the basin. DO NOT ADD on very hot days.

After your soil’s first 3 months of use, recharge your soil with this vegetable protein fertilizer.  In the warm season (Mar to Oct) apply 1 - 2 times a month.

Check for yellow leaves, add Epsom Salt if needed

Dissolve 2 tablespoon in a cup of warm water and add to the water basin.

A fast-acting magnesium source to use if you see older leaves that are curling and yellowing while their veins remain green. Many herbs are heavy feeders and tend to yellow sooner.

Cut back damaged, diseased leaves