The Irrigatia Solar Automatic Watering System uses solar power to detect the weather and then adapts the watering of your garden according to the prevailing conditions. The more sun your garden gets, the more the system waters. Simply connect the system to your rainwater tank and it uses the sun’s energy to water via drip irrigation, eliminating the need for a timer.
Easy to install, the Irrigatia system is ideal for small to medium-sized gardens and can also be used for pots, raised beds and hanging baskets up to 5m above the water source; it is not suitable for use with the municipal water supply. Go to irrigatia.co.za for more details.
Move on up
Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium. The Impilo vertical towers, the first of their kind in South Africa, are growing towers that can be used for veggies, herbs, flowers or medicinal plants. They are available in different sizes and come with a built-in plug-and-grow irrigation system. To find out more, check out impiloprojects.com.