[NAFEX] water absorbing gel

Michael Glassford glassfordm at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 12 14:29:40 EST 2004


I haven't tried it, but Fedco carries a brand called Agri-gel in their 2004
Trees catalog (page 23).

Mike


Mark Lee wrote:
> I have been reading about the use of water absorbing polymer gels as
> a way
> of helping plants through drought conditions.  This material is
> similar to
> what goes into disposable diapers that makes them so absorbant.  We
> get alot
> of rain in Seattle except in the summer.  I would like to do an
> experiment
> this summer to see if adding these polymer gel crystals to the soil
> will
> help my raspberry plants get by with less watering during the dry
> summer
> months.
>
> I would be intersted in hearing about a good place to order water
> absorbing
> polymer gel, and about any experiences growing fruit with the help of
> this
> material.
> -Mark Lee, Seattle
>
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