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Wall 'O Water
#167232 March 4th, 2007 at 12:57 PM
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Has anybody tried these?

I was given 3 of these yesterday. They are like hotcaps, but you fill the pockets with water and they are supposed to keep your plants warm.

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#167233 March 4th, 2007 at 03:00 PM
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I've heard good things about them. Obywan has them.

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#167234 March 4th, 2007 at 04:39 PM
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I've heard good things too..

The only two negative things I heard
was....
#1. They were heavy to move, so make sure
they were where you wanted them before you completely fill them..
#2. They got a bit dirty from dirt splashing on them...

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#167235 March 4th, 2007 at 07:07 PM
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Thanks for the input! wink I saw those in one of my catalogs and was wondering if they were any good. Duh I thought it might be worth trying idea because of our "iify" weather conditions. I think everyone around here gets a little over-anxious when it starts to warm up. laugh Of course, I'm probably guilty of that too, shocked so this may be an option. smile

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#167236 March 4th, 2007 at 08:36 PM
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You know, if you can't afford those things..
Fill up about 6 *or more* plastic milk jugs
with water.. and get yourself one of those
36qt *or larger* Sterlite Containers and cover plants..

The jugs are the same effect with warming up
with the day's sunshine.. and the sterlite container is like the greenhouse effect with
the w'ow's closing in effect...

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#167237 March 4th, 2007 at 08:38 PM
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Pat,
I'd love to hear gab your test results crit on the WOW's..
*and maybe even if you did the above idea,
and see which one is easiest, cheapest, etc..*

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#167238 March 4th, 2007 at 10:13 PM
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Well I planted Squash and Zucchini today and set up the Wall O' Waters, we will see how they do.

I got them from my FIL, he used them last year and didn't like them. His plants got spindly.

I will keep you informed of the results.

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#167239 March 4th, 2007 at 10:41 PM
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if you can't afford those things..
Fill up about 6 *or more* plastic milk jugs
with water.. and get yourself one of those
36qt *or larger* Sterlite Containers and cover plants..
Wow! Thanks, Weezie! kissies I already like this idea! thumbup It sounds really easy and it certainly would be much cheaper. wink I was looking at the Red Tomato Teepees and they were $14.95 for three of them, so this could end up getting pretty costly. eek Besides, if I wasn't pleased with the results I would have another nice container for a worm bin. laugh laugh laugh wink

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#167240 March 4th, 2007 at 11:26 PM
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Here are some pictures.

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#167241 March 5th, 2007 at 12:09 AM
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Well, those look exactly like the Red Tomato Teepees, wink except for the color!

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#167242 March 5th, 2007 at 12:18 AM
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Ohh wow thanks for posting the pictures I couldn't visualize what you were talking about! I was just about to look it up but you beat me to the punch Thanks!!
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#167243 March 5th, 2007 at 12:26 AM
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Most places sell these 3 for around $10.

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#167244 March 5th, 2007 at 01:43 AM
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What kind of places? Duh I haven't seen anything like that at any of the nurseries around here. frown The ones I saw were from Gardners Supply and would require shipping charges too! eek

Of course, I still really like Weezie's idea, thumbup but I would like to see what these look like in person. :rolleyes:

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#167245 March 5th, 2007 at 02:03 AM
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Originally posted by patches1414:
What kind of places? Duh I haven't seen anything like that at any of the nurseries around here. frown The ones I saw were from Gardners Supply and would require shipping charges too! eek

Of course, I still really like Weezie's idea, thumbup but I would like to see what these look like in person. :rolleyes:
I found the easiest way to do it is to place a 5 gal bucket upside down over the plants and fill the tubes, one on one side and then one on the other side, until they are about 2/3 or so full.

I didn't level the ground underneath first, but it would be a lot better if I did.

It is supposed to get 28* tonight.

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#167246 March 5th, 2007 at 03:59 AM
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Originally posted by angelblossom:
Ohh wow thanks for posting the pictures I couldn't visualize what you were talking about!

wink me either! ive never seen em before,
looks like a good idea, but a bit pricy 3 for 10bucks! and thats a nice size garden ya got there thumbup

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#167247 March 5th, 2007 at 01:56 PM
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How cool...I've never seen those before!!


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