but again expensive at 6.5 Euros each in bulk.
They look like they're made the same way as egg cartoons - cardboard pulp molded and dried.
Maybe you could take egg cartons and make the container part of the cocoon? Seal it with beeswax to make it water proof?
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
posted 3 months ago
Having thought about this a bit more, unless you live in a desert, or, are unable to water your plants in a low rainfall area, then the condensation trap is unnecessary. So, essentially the waterboxx becomes a mulch with the bottom of the box covering the ground surrounding the plant, there's a water container to hold the initial reservoir of water, and a wick to drip irrigate the ground. There's also some mild protection from wind and animals when the plant is really small. This keeps the plant alive long enough to establish a deep root structure so that it can eventually survive on itself without regular watering. The boxx also captures some rain water.
It really sounds like a couple of plastic buckets, a wick, and a valve could work much the same way in non arid areas except that the UV will likely destroy the buckets in the first year or so. I suspect the water collecting valve could be made from used condoms. Which goes to show almost anything can be re-used.
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