See Results of Gardening With The Waterboxx Planting (half) Pyramid
We at Dew Harvest designed the Waterboxx Planting (half) Pyramid to enable those who want to garden in a small space with minimal watering to have a beautiful, compact way to grow plants. See the first Waterboxx Planting Pyramids results shown below.
- The Waterboxx Planting Pyramid is especially well suited to squash, cucumbers, pumpkins (seen here) and melons as it allows the leaves to flow downwards while not taking up undue ground space.
- None of these plants have been watered since Waterboxx placement - the Waterboxxes stay refilled from rain, dew and other condensation.
- The corners around each Waterboxx provide ample room for small companion plants - around these Waterboxxes we planted white icicle radishes and nasturtiums to discourage squash pests, and also marigolds to encourage beneficial ladybugs which will eat soft-bodied insects. The corner companion plants also haven't been manually watered since Waterboxx placement.
- The Planting Pyramid, when planted with cucurbits as shown, also provides ample room and light soil for squash bees to become established - further increasing yields.
- The Planting Pyramid can also grow tomatoes, eggplants, tomatillos, peppers, and other garden vegetables.
The Planting Pyramid Allows Crop Rotation
The Waterboxx Planting Pyramid also allows crop rotation, especially if built in addition to another raised bed garden. When practicing organic or nearly organic gardening techniques, it is as important to avoid encouraging insect pests. We suggest using the Waterboxx Planting Pyramid to grow cucurbits some years (squash, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins) and solanaceous plants other years (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers). An alternative is to change the location of the type of plants you grow each year so they never use the same soil.