5-inch Root Warrior
A vegetable gardening workhorse!Ideal for vegetable container gardening, the 5-inch Root Warrior (152mm x 165mm) provides aeration to the root zone minimizing the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The 5-inch Root Warrior is designed to fit into 5 to 20-gallon plant containers with a height of 11 inches or more. 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 1.2 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 10 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.
Grow your own organic vegetable, flowers, herbs...indoors or outdoors!
Small-space vegetable gardens are highly productive with containers from 5 to 20-gallons. Herbs are especially productive in smaller containers. Consider growing a Salsa Garden with a Mexican repertoire of Cilantro, Tomatillos, Jalapeños, Onions, Garlic, and patio-sized Tomatoes. If you love Italian cuisine try Basil, Oregano, Flat-leaf Parsley, Chives, Sweet Peppers, and sauce tomatoes varieties such as the Tomato Roma or Tomato Marianna. The 5-inch Root Warrior is the perfect solution for bountiful container garden harvests on balconies, decks, and square-foot gardens.
"How to grow berries in containers?" is a common question that the 5-inch Root Warrior answers best. Blueberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Strawberries thrive with plenty of oxygen in the root zone. In a container, it is easy to control the soil conditions berries like best—consider a pH balance of 4.5 to 5.5. There is little in life better than berries in a good-morning smoothie or breakfast cereal.
Indoor plants thrive with the Root Warrior. And, 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 let the plants flourish. The 5-inch Root Warrior will prevent over-watering and maintain a perfect water/oxygen balance for most varieties including Philodendrons, Arrowhead Vines, Chinese Evergreens, Elephant Ears, and Ferns. Be sure to include the Root Warrior when you re-pot your favorite houseplants.