Between working, school, children and everything else, time is something many of us do not have these days. For your plants, that can be a major problem.
We have all seen the “As Seen On TV” ads offering a wide range of products. I was given Aqua Globes for Christmas this year. They are hand-blown glass bulbs that you fill up with water, and put in your plant.
As the soil becomes dry, the bulbs release water and oxygen.
The company claims it can hold enough water to keep your plants moist for two weeks. That was not the case with me. I filled it up on a Thursday, and by Friday, the bulb was empty.
A quick online search found most people agree with the company’s claim it does keep their soil moist for two weeks.
One pro is the fact that Aqua Globes works on most indoor and outdoor plants.
The most common complaint about the Aqua Globes is that it clogs easily, but others suggest that following the instructions should alleviate this problem. The opening at the end of the tube is tiny, so it is a bit tricky to fill the Globe with water.
As for the design, the hand-blown glass comes in a variety of colors and different artistic patterns.
So it is up to you, but if you are looking for a special gift for the gardener in your life, you might want to consider Aqua Globes.
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