When fertilizing and watering vegetables grown in raised beds covered in plastic mulch films, the plastic films must be removed or punctured to feed the fertilizer and water.
Re-covering the mulch films is a great hassle. But puncturing too many holes in the films increases the risk of insect pests, such as cucurbit leaf and scarab beetles, from entering the soil.
Our "Rainwater-Collecting Fertilizer Injector" offers an easy and hassle-free method of fertilizing and watering your vegetables while allowing you to enjoy the benefits of plastic mulch farming. No need remove the mulch films or puncture unnecessary holes. By simply placing fertilizers in the injector's tray, you'll be able to supplement the nutrients necessary for the plant's growth.
Use the right type of fertilizers depending on the growth stage of the vegetables; phosphorus for big flowers and fruits; nitrogen for healthy leaves and stems; and potassium for strong roots and stems. Place the fertilizers in the tray. Rainwater will collect on the tray which will dissolve the fertilizer and soak into the soil. The rainwater will trickle down the pole and reach the deep layer of the soil.
Scarab and cucurbit-leaf beetles lay eggs in the soil which hatch into larvae that eat away roots and stems. Puncturing holes in the plastic mulch films will increase the risk of such pests from entering into the soil.
However, with our Rainwater-Collecting Fertilizer Injector, no additional holes are necessary for fertilizing and watering. It allows you to enjoy the benefits of plastic mulch farming with low-risk pest invasion.