FAQS

What is the best tip you can give me to make the most of my Wall O' Water Season Extender purchase?

        The most important thing you must do to make the most of your Wall O' Water Season Extender is set it BEFORE you plant your seeds or seedlings.  Approximately 7-10 days before you plant prepare your seed bed and set up the Wall O' Water.  At this point we recommend only filling 2/3 fill.  This will form a 'teepee' shape and help hold in the maximum amount of heat.  By setting your Wall O' Water Season Extender up early you are warming the soil to several inches below the surface.  This warmth promotes early root growth and reduces shock making a stronger plant.

 

What are the proper steps for setting up a Wall O' Water?

Step 1: Set Wallo’ Waters up where you will plant a full six to eight weeks before the last frost date for your area. These plant protectors give your plants more time to grow. If you don’t use the time it will be lost.

 

Step 2: Set up one week before transplanting to warm the soil. This is very important. We all understand that if you transplant into cold soil you may easily stunt the plant’s development.

 

Step 3: When you first set them up fill them only two thirds full and they will fold together at the top like a little teepee. Leave them in the teepee night and day as long as the plant is small.

 

Step 4: We recommend that you use small plants. Three to four inch plants usually have less trouble with transplant shock.

Step 5: After several weeks the plants will start to push through the opening at the top. You can now completely fill the Wallo’ Water and it will remain open. Leave it open, until it is removed.

 

Step 6: Keep them on until 30 – 45 days after the last normal frost date. Don’t get in a hurry to take them off. They will never overheat the plant as long as you follow these steps. It is important to take advantage of the additional heat provided during this final month when you still have cool nights.

 

Is there a rule of thumb for when I can set up my Wall O' Water Season Extender?

        Yes.  We generally advise our customers to set up their Wall O' Water Season when the day time temp is consistently above 30 degrees farhenheit and the night time temperature is consistently not below 15 degrees fahrenheit. 

 

The water in my Wall O' Water Season Extender has frozen.  What should I do?

        Nothing.  The water can freeze in your Wall O' Water Season Extender and it will still work to protect your plants.  Watch for damage to the tips of stems and leaves that my have been touching the outside edges of your Wall O Water Season Extender, but as long as the freeze is not for an extended period of time or an extreme deep freeze your plant should be fine. 

 

How do I clean and store my Wall O' Water?

        To clean your Wall O' Water use a 2" diameter brush and gently work it inside each tube.  This will help clear out any dirt, mildew and hard water deposits.  Once you have scrubbed it down stand it upside inside a five gallon bucket or hang it on the line to dry.  Wall O Water Season Extenders are built from plastics designed to withstand tempurature swings and most household chemicals. 

 

How long does the Wall O' Water Season Extender last?

        There are many factors that come to play on this issue.  In general, we build the Wall O' Water Season Extender of plastics that are designed not to degrade in the sunlight.  We typically see customers still using their Wall O' Waters 5-7 years after their original purchase.  There are also well documented examples of people who have been using their Wall O' Water Season Extenders for more than 20 years. 

 

Where is the Wall O Water Made?

        Our products are all made in the USA of 100% US inputs.  We work very hard to find and maintain relationships with suppliers that understand our commitment to Made In The USA and the importance of that stamp to our customers.

 

Should I leave my Wall O' Water Season Extender on all season or take them off?

        This is really an issue that is pretty well divided amongst our customers.  We do not make a recommendation one way or another.  However, they are things you should know whichever decision you make. 

     If you take them off:

  • Do it as soon as the weather has reached your local safe to plant date.

  • Be aware that the plant below the top line of the Wall O' Water Season Extender will be stemmy and my not produce fruit.  This is normal.

  • It may be a difficult and messy job depending on the size of your plants.  Having two people helps and if you need more room to get the Wall O Water off you can push the water out of each tube from bottom to top. 

If you leave them on:

  • Be sure to keep each tube full.  Letting the water level drop can exacerbate overheating.

  • In some instances, smaller plants such as hot peppers, have not been pollinated as well when the Wall O' Water Season Extenders were left on.  You may need to manually propogate your plants.

  • Fungus and mildew can become a problem, especially in hight humidity conditions. 

 

How can I prevent mildew in the tubes?

      There are several different steps you can take to reduce the mildew growth in your Wall O' Water Season Extenders.

  • A small cap full of bleach can be placed in each tube.

  • Algae and mildew prevention tablets can be purchased and placed in each tube.  Many time the caplets can be cut down and split among several tubes.

  • Put a copper penny or small piece of copper pipe in the tube.

 

How do I prevent insects such as mosquitoes from nesting in the tubes?

       There are several different steps you can take to reduce the mildew growth in your Wall O' Water Season Extenders.

  • A small cap full of bleach can be placed in each tube.

  • Insect preventing tablets can be purchased and placed in each tube.  Many time the caplets can be cut down and split among several tubes.

 

Can I use the Wall O Water Season Extender with a Tomato Cage?

      

What if I am not satisfied?

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What caused my Wall O Water tip over?

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What is the color of the Wall O Water Season Extender?

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How do I repair the Wall O Water Season Extender?

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We have a large commercial garden.  How can I purchase Wall O' Waters in large quantities?

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