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So­lar power

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.

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