3.5-inch Root Warrior
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The 3-inch Root Warrior (104mm x 113mm) is designed to fit into 1 and up to 7-gallon plant containers with a height of at least 7.0 inches. It will work effectively in any container material—plastic, clay, ceramic, wood, or metal. Simply place the Root Warrior over the plant container's drain hole and plant normally.
Water moves upward from a saturated zone to unsaturated zone by exfiltration or evaporation from the upper layer of soil. For this reason, the Upper Reservoir holds 0.5 fluid ounces of water that keeps the surface soil moist. Surface moisture helps reduce transplant shock and assists in the early development of a vigorous root system.
The Lower Reservoir's volume is 4 fluid ounces. The reservoir redistributes moisture recharging the soil by capillary rise due to the change in surface tension to maintain Field Capacity for longer periods between watering. Field Capacity is the ideal balance between water and oxygen that enable the plant's root systems to overcome water tension and absorb soil water and nutrients—conductivity that triggers metabolism, which is a triad of transpiration, photosynthesis, and respiration. In short, the proper balance of water and oxygen contributes to healthier, more productive plants.
Nutrient Channels are located in the Lower Reservoir to collect minerals and nutrients that leach from the soil during watering and to keep them available for the root system of the vegetation to absorb. Consumer interest in nutrient-rich vegetables involves providing the plants with at least 16 elements. While the non-mineral elements of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen are supplied by air and water, the primary nutrients of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium; the secondary elements of calcium, magnesium, and sulfur; and micronutrients of boron, copper, chlorine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc are supplied in the soil. The Root Warrior has been engineered to make it easier for the root system to absorb these 16 elements in container gardens.
Small Spaces with Small Containers yet Phenomenal Results
Do your favorite food recipes call for Dill, Chives, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Mint, Sage, or Fennel and the grocery store only offers those $4.99 plastic tubs of week-old cuttings? Take control with the 3-inch Root Warrior as the textbook solution for windowsill, balcony, or small square-foot herb gardens.
Did you know that half of the nutritional value of herbs is lost within the first hour after harvesting? So, growing-your-own is not only a money-saving hobby with harvests fresh from the plant, but recipes also taste better. More importantly you can guarantee that your fresh herbs are organic and filled with antioxidants and essential nutrients for your family's good health.
Good health can be a natural extension of your healing garden. Consider that Thyme is a powerful antiseptic; Sage is antifungal and a good gargle; Mint has antibacterial properties and relives stomach pains; Garlic can lower blood pressure, and Basil can relieve headaches. Think of the 3-inch Root Warrior as in essential tool to grow a medicine cabinet of healing herbs.
And remember that indoor plants offer an abundance of benefits in your day-to-day life—including stress reduction, toxin removal, and increased moisture in the air—there's no reason not to bring nature indoors and keep them healthy. The 3-inch Root Warrior will prevent over-watering and maintain a perfect water/oxygen balance for most indoor varieties. Be sure to include the 3-inch or 5-inch Root Warrior when you re-pot your favorite houseplants.