Grape Growing With The Groasis Waterboxx
This time lapsed set of photos shows grape vine growth in one year with the Waterboxx and without any other watering. Unlike with annual crops or trees, the Waterboxx will need to be left in place indefinitely around the vines due to their "T" shape which prevents easy Waterboxx removal. The trunks of the vines will not outgrow the Waterboxx until they reach three inches in diameter.
The Waterboxx has been used to economically grow grapes. The Waterboxx was used in a trial at the Robert Mondavi Winery with much better root growth than traditional irrigation. The roots are oriented downward towards capillary water in the ground as well. There is one difference between planting trees and annual crops with the Waterboxx and planting grape vines with the Waterboxx. When planting grape vines, the Waterboxx is left in place for more than one year, and continues to water the roots of the growing vines. The Waterboxx can eventually be cut away when the trunk of the grapevine is about to outgrow it. Dew Harvest has sold Waterboxxes for grape growing in states from Texas to California.