Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening (1/2)

Optimising water retention capacity of growing media used in vertical gardening (1/2)

02/12/2019 - 10:55

Some interesting results on the positive effect of TerraCottem Universal in vertical gardening:

  • Better plant growth
  • Higher water retention capacity

Early 2015 a consortium of research stations and private companies was formed to bring knowledge together on greening façades of buildings. Although a research topic in full expansion in Europe, studies in Belgium are scarce. As a result, too often wrong choices are made when constructing green walls.

Groen Bouwen wants to increase the overall knowledge on the subject and optimise existing systems. One of the fields of investigation is the choice and composition of the growing media.

TerraCottem BVBA, as member of the project group, had TerraCottem universal analysed as one of the soil amendments.

Here are some results from the first of two trial reports:
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening
Optimising water retention capacity of growing media  used in vertical gardening

Full report available upon request:

info@terracottem.com