AquaSpikes FAQ - The Better Way To Water!
What are AquaSpikes?
AquaSpikes are handy, easy-to-use devices that turn ordinary empty soda bottles into plant watering devices. You just fill the bottle with water, screw the AquaSpike onto the top of the soda bottles, and then sink them into the soil. Fill the bottle with water and liquid feed, and your watering is done for the next few days or even longer. When used with AquaRocks, one application can keep your soil moist for weeks!
Where can I purchase AquaSpikes in my area?
Our products are available exclusively at MegaGro.com and through select gardening catalogs. See our shipping page for free shipping offers.
How does the Vacation Watering System work?
Our Vacation Watering package contains AquaRocks and AquaSpikes. AquaRocks are a water absorbing crystal that helps hold moisture in the soil. AquaSpikes are a watering tool that attaches to empty soda bottles to water the roots directly. AquaRocks should be added to the soil of your plants and when the AquaRocks are added to the soda bottle, then can slow the drip rate so the water drips out over a longer period of time.
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Can I overwater my plants with AquaSpikes?
AquaSpikes wont over water your plants, either. They release water slowly, as the soil dries and needs it. And talk about a built-in weed control, because you are watering your plants roots directly, it helps prevent weed growth beside your favorite plants! You will save lots of water as well, because you wont lose a drop to evaporation or runoff!
Can I use AquaSpikes with AquaRocks?
YES! In fact, we encourage using both products together. Using AquaRocks with AquaSpikes will minimize the need for watering even more than either product alone. Simply keep an eye on your 2 liter bottle of water. When it is empty, refill it. Together they are a great combination for easier plant care.
Will AquaSpikes work alone as a vacation watering systems?
No, Only when you use AquaSpikes AND AquaRocks will you have an effective Vacation Watering tool. Using BOTH AquaRocks and AquaSpikes will allow you to keeps plants watered for 1-2 Weeks.
Can I use AquaSpikes anywhere and with all plants?
YES! AquaSpikes are great for use with plants that do not like getting their leaves wet -- such as Phlox, Zinnia, Roses, African violets and other varieties. You can use AquaSpikes for indoor gardening, container gardening, flower gardening, and vegetable gardening. For indoor gardening and container gardening, AquaSpikes can be an easier way to water with spilling.
Can I use AquaSpikes for outdoor gardening?
YES! AquaSpikes are great for outdoor gardening, vegetable gardening, or flower gardening. You simply cut the bottom off the 2-liter bottle and capture rain water. Its also very easy to simply drop your hose into the open end of the 2-liter bottle. You only water your plant, not pesky weeds. Its better plant care.
How often should I water my plants when using AquaSpikes?
That will depend on how you are using the AquaSpikes in your plant care program. If you are just using the AquaSpikes alone for deep root watering, it may only take a 1 hour or so to fully deep root water the plant. If you fill the AquaSpikes with sand or even stuff a few wet paper towels into the AquaSpikes, it will take 1-5 days for the water to slowly seep into your plant.
Can I use AquaSpikes with fertilizer or soil amendments?
YES! AquaSpikes are a terrific way to easily add liquid fertilizers and soil amendments. To help improve your plant care, try adding a little Algoflash AND SoilSyrup to the 2-liter bottle every time you water. You will really see the difference in all your flower gardening, vegetable gardening, indoor gardening and container gardening.
Why does the bottle collapse?
The suction created by the water being pulled out of the bottle can cause the bottle to collapse. That's okay; it tells you that the soil is actually drawing watering out of the bottle as it needs it.
The water does not seem to be draining out of the AquaSpikes, what should I do?
It may be that you have added too many AquaRocks to the bottle. You should try and remove some of the AquaRocks. When you turn the bottle upside down again, it should provide a slow, steady drip if you have the right ratio of AquaRocks to water. If you lift up the AquaSpike and bottle and there is a little drip on the tip, your plants will be just fine and getting the water they need.
If you have a question about AquaSpikes or any of our other products that is not answered here, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Read our Vacation Watering Instructions with AquaSpikes and AquaRocks. (90k pdf)
Read about AquaSpikes and AquaRocks for easier Plant Care. (pdf 1.5Mb)
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