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Aquadrip watering spikes,
These are EXCELLENT although not (to me)for the use intended.
There are 3 tiny (holes) in the spike, 2 on the sides and one at the (spike) end. Also there is a collar which slides on/off the side holes to control the rate of flow. So far so good.
My experience was:-
# Most of the spikes I bought (10 so far) had no end hole: not really a problem as it's easy enough to make one.
# The existing holes got blocked by the soil when I jammed them into the ground and no moisture came out. Even when I eased the out and let them 'sit' in the hole they often didn't release any moisture as the soil which had blocked them stayed blocked in the (spike) holes.
# The collars intended to control the flow of moisture more often than not came off in the ground when the spike was pulled out.
HOWEVER, one of my big problems was getting moisture to a dry root, as normal watering often results in most of the water running off the surface away from the root.
SO, I enlarged all the holes and made 2 more side holes. This meant that
# When I rammed the spike into the root, all the moisture got to the root. Very useful with pots.
# Similarly with liquid feed, it gets to where it's needed instantly and without any loss by runoff.
# Because, the moisture/feed is targeted so exactly, it only needs a fraction of what I would normally use: a bottle full instead of (at least)a watering can full.
I SHALL BUY MORE and leave all my drought susceptible plants permanently 'spiked' so that I only have to go round filling bottles.