Reduced irrigation and improved shelf life
Containermulch reduces evaporation from the substrate. The graph demonstrates this by showing a reduction in the weight of 3-litre pots, both filled with substrate, but one covered with Containermulch and the other one uncovered. Reduced evaporation means that more water remains in the pot.
Over 13 days, water loss in the pots without Containermulch is 1.8 times higher than in covered pots. Thus, the use of Containermulch also means that water and fertilisers can be applied much more economically. Plants grown in pots that are covered with Containermulch also benefit from a longer shelf life.
Average amount of Containermulch required for different pot sizes