Capillary Matting and Mypex
NEW for 2018 - Small quantities of Capillary Matting and Mypex for the home gardener.
Capillary matting is widely used in commercial greenhouses to improve irrigation and to make it easier to keep plants properly watered. The absorbent materials holds up to 3 litres per cubic metre of water, allowing potted plants placed upon it to absorb controlled amounts of water.
Particularly useful for fragile crops and seed trays or if you can't water as often as you'd like. Capillary matting reduces the number of times you will need to water and because water is taken up by the plant roots as and when it is needed it ensures a more even watering too.
You can use it on its own on seed benches or directly on to the ground or concrete to help keep plant roots damp without waterlogging. It will last at least one year on it's own or you can lay it underneath Mypex as is done in commercial settings to extend the life of the capillary matting and minimise soil contamination.
Sticky traps are also another helpful tool in the green house or polytunnel. Use them as a tool to help you monitor and treat pest problems earlier.