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April 11, 2007

Time-Release Water

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No — not a fancy term for ice.

Wrote Elaine Louie in the April 5, 2007 Home section of the New York Times, "If you are the kind of person who forgets to water the plants, Rain Bird’s Time-Release Water offers an effortless, if somewhat unattractive, solution. A gel made of 98 percent water and 2 percent cellulose, it was developed 10 years ago for parkland use and was recently introduced to the consumer market. It comes in a tube that sits near the plant’s roots. Over time — 30 days in the case of the 9-ounce package ($1.18), above, or 90 days if you buy the 32-ounce container ($2.06) — the bacteria and enzymes in the soil break down the cellulose, releasing the water, said Randy Hall, a product manager for the company. After the gel has dissolved, the tube can be replaced. Or you could pick up a watering can."

As noted, 9 oz. for $1.18

April 11, 2007 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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