For short-term use over a few days, especially in the summer, it is best to use an ordinary plastic bottle attached using an adapter to the Blumat system. The water-filled bottle can be placed above the clay cone- in varying amounts, depending upon bottle size. The water is slowly but continually distributed through the porous clay wall of the cone and spreads gradually in the surrounding soil. This method can lighten the workload of watering in the summer.
Blumats are so much easier to refill: just cut the bottom off plastic bottle and fill with your regular watering can. (No reason to go back and forth from your sink so many times.) Better than the globe spikes because these disperse the water evenly, not just through a hole in the bottom. Just fit this adapter into almost any standard plastic bottle, fill the bottle with water and push into the soil near a plant. The porous cone will slowly start to distribute water throughout the day.
The regular size does about 200 milliliters (.43 pint) during a 24-hour period. The XL, larger size does about 300 milliliters (.63 pint).
- 15 MINUTE SETUP just soak stakes for 15 minutes, cut the bottom off any standard bottle, screw on your adapter, fill with water, stick your Blumat Watering Bottle Adapter Stake in your plant soil and feel the burden of watering plants wash away. No complicated plumbing or noisy electric pumps.
- NO OVER OR UNDER WATERING the Blumat Bottle Adapter delivers water gradually into the surrounding soil – thereby creating a vacuum within the cone which draws water from the attached bottle. Once the soil is moistened, the Blumat Bottle Adapter will cease flowing water. It waters your plants only as needed.
- MADE IN AUSTRIA with the highest grade of ceramic materials and engineering available means Authentic Blumat Bottle Adapters last longer than knock-offs. On average, a Blumat stake with a 1L bottle will last 5-7 days, as compared to other stakes that last 2-3 days.
- PRACTICAL AND DEPENDABLE Blumats are great for vacations, long business trips, or even gardeners looking to reduce the burden of large gardens. Let Blumat watering stakes be your plant sitter, giving you peace of mind that your plants will be watered properly.