This single banana pepper plant has yielded over 100 peppers in Indiana without any manual watering after planting, planted with the Waterboxx. This pepper shared the Waterboxx with another plant.
Growing peppers with traditional or raised bed gardening is slow, frustrating work. Peppers must be frequently watered, and because they are slow growing, protected from competition by weeds. The Waterboxx solves both of these problems.
Two pepper plants of any variety fit comfortably in a single Waterboxx, preferably with two wicks total per Waterboxx.
No weeds can grow for at least 10 inches in any direction from the peppers due to the protective barrier provided by the Waterboxx.
In climates with at least two inches of rain per month in the growing season, it is very unlikely any manual watering will be needed for the Waterboxx.
If less rain than this, the Waterboxx only needs to be checked about once every three weeks for water levels, with water added as needed.
The Waterboxx cools the lower stem and root system of the peppers, improving yields in hot climates.
Habanero peppers, long peppers, and various bell peppers grow very well with the Waterboxx.
Yields of Waterboxx Grown Peppers
These two Frigitello pepper plants yielded 182 full sized peppers, without any manual watering after planting, just collected condensation and rainfall.
Over 100 jalapeno peppers have been grown in one Waterboxx, with 2 plants, again in the short growing season of central Indiana.
Over 80 habanero peppers have been grown from two plants in a single Waterboxx.
A record 361 Cayenne (chili) peppers grew from two plants, with no supplemental watering, when planted with the Waterboxx.
The Waterboxx can even be used to grow peppers on a commercial scale, dramatically decreasing or eliminating the need for supplemental watering after planting.
The Waterboxx prevents splashback from the soil during rains as well, preventing many bacterial and fungal diseases from reaching the pepper plants.