We really enjoyed helping a couple have a sustainable garden that means they could go away in the caravan for the weekend and come home to alive tomatoes. The combined 84 litres of stored water in this 2-Tier x 2-Bay Foodwall connected to a raintank is the perfect solution to keep your vegetables alive without daily watering. The stored water and natural wicking means that the plants are able to access the water they need, when they need it.
We have measured changes in water consumption of our Foodwall plants throughout heat waves where temperatures exceed 30 degrees Celsius for several days in a row. We found that plants will consume up to x3 as much water on the hot days compared to regular days where maximum temperatures range between 18 – 25 degrees Celsius. At least plants in a Foodwall have a reservoir of water to access to keep up with the increased water demand caused by more evapotranspiration.
Least we know that the Foodwall tomatoes of Taylors Lakes will survive the hot weekends when the urban farmers are away with their caravan.