A: Purchased the bulb and I stopped using it for the reason. First it was an exciting purchase but now it keeps getting dirt inside and having to spend lots of time trying to get the dirt out and plants were not getting the water. I should have returned it because now it's just collecting dust.
A: Push dirt inside bulb, fill with water, swish water around and empty until you get it clean. Before reinserting in dirt use a rod or stick to make a “hole” for inserting. Bulb will stay cleaner in the future
A: I use a long metal skewer...works well.
A: I fill the glob with water then put in works cleaner. Shake and let sit when dirt is floating loose rinse w with clean water
A: simply remove it with a tooth pick
A: No, I wouldn't do that.
A: I don't think they are safe for dishwasher is pretty fragile.
A: No it is not safe and you wouldn't need to.
A: They are blown glass, and a little fragile. Two of mine are broken already. I still think they are a good idea, as they kept our Plumeria alive on a 4 day vacation, but they can break easily. If nothing else touches them in the dishwasher you're probably OK.
A: No…they’re extremely fragile.
A: 1 Aqua Globe per container is suggested.
A: The Aquaglobes work well in large outdoor containers between late spring to end of autums. Best to bring them in for the winter and early spring. Since the soil "releases oxygen into the Watering Globes when it becomes dry, which in turn release the exact amount of water the plant needs" - there is no danger of over-watering, putting 2 globes into larger outdoor containers.
A: One is fine and should water effectively.
A: Depends on the size of the container and the plant you have planted in the container. Some plants need moist soil while others do better in a bit of dry soil.
A: I'm not sure they would be large enough. I have used wine bottles for large outdoor pots
A: As long as the volume of soil is balanced with the volume of water inside the water ball I'd say yes. Your plants should be just fine.
A: I would think so.
A: I think they will work when the soil gets dry the globes releases the water you just have to make sure the pipe on the globe is not clogged with soil. The instructions are great just follow them you will be fine.
A: Not sure this would be ideal. As the soil and bag would drain the globes faster than intended. The globe supplies water to the soil as the soil dries. In the bags, the moisture could pass through the bag quicker than a solid container. May still work, just not over as long a time.
A: I would not use these in bag type planters. I think they distribute the water too quickly. And I would be cautious that the sharp glass end of the tube might pierce the bag. I suggest a plastic product, preferably of a more sophisticated design.