4 weeks, 1 day ago VisuParticipant
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Came across this product while researching on water management and to deal with drought, this looks promising and has been proven to work.
It can absorb about 300times its weight in water and slowly release it for the plants and trees. Just like mulching the constant moisture around the plants/trees helps especially in drought times.
They have been called by different names
- Solid rain
- Pure Gel
- Hydro Gel
- Super Absorbent Polymer
But all it is Potassium polyacrylate, If you have got your kids the orbeez, its just that!
Price: The price seem to vary for each seller, we got the pure gel for 500Rs/kg, Solid rain was on the expensive side at 2500Rs/kg. Found some cheaper ones on alibaba which comes to around 200Rs/kg will have to look into it for bulk order.
Little bigger than the size of sugar, Might have to try bigger size next time to see if that makes any difference
When mixed with water they tend to grow by absorbing water, they say it can hold up to 300times its size. We mixed 2kgs into 200L of water and they absorbed it all.
And eventually be more solid
This is equivalent of 100Gms mixed with 10L of water
Really hoping they workout and these recover ok
Have you tried any similar product or have questions? Love to hear, leave a comment/reply below
4 weeks ago VisuParticipant
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This holds more water compared to coir pith, 9times Vs 300times.
But Coir pith is definitely a superior option, planning to try baby coir waste in deep drip irrigation and compare the results.
Hope we get some rain soon!