As you know I have my very own Crop Circles that are my concrete raised garden beds, so when I came across this video it got me in straight away.

Check out my Crop Circle post here.

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I think that this method of watering would be perfect for my particular garden beds in fact any circular container will definitely benefit from having the water directly at the source rather than wasting litres of water from the overspray of most sprinkler systems.

They claim that just a 30 second burst of water delivered in this fashion per day will be enough to grow 50 or more plants in the circle which is a fraction of the water usage via conventional irrigation. On the larger scale, the company promises that a single acre of crops planted with the larger Little Crop Circles devices can match the production of a 5-acre farm, which may allow small farmers to be more competitive and more profitable.

What do you think?  Take a look at the short video and let me know.

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  1. Leonie Smith. Reply

    Absolutely marvelous,great concept for a small space! For a little space to bigger acreage Today’s concept!

  2. What’s wrong with a dripper or seeper hose? Seems like it takes up precious planting space, where a dripper irrigation system in amongst the plants would do a perfectly adequate job (no overspray) and would take up less space. Probably cheaper too! Bit of a gimmick I think.

    • Hi Macca, Great question. We will be shipping Julia several to use in her round gardens for next season and she will be able to share her experience with you. She’ll be able to then share with you the reasons why the dome design of a Little Crop Circle and our one of a kind irrigator soak the soil in a more efficient manner than a dripper or soaker hose. Meanwhile be sure to check out our Twitter page for great info on gardening and some of the up close images I’ve taken of veggies growing in Little Crop Circles. Cheers, Siobhan Shaw

  3. I don’t know. Looks like you could just put a bowl upside down and let the water drip around that. Are there holes in the bottom to let the water get out to the roots.? I I tend to agree with the above post. I love all your posts and information you tell us.

    • Hi Julial213, I’d love to share with you some of the features of a Little Crop Circle for pots that may give you a better visual of how the design and utility come together to make this an innovative new product.
      Features of a Little Crop Circle for Pots
      ‘grow more in less space using less water’

      1. The Little Crop Circle is designed to sit in the center of any size garden container 20” and above.
      2. Once situated in the pot on a bed of soil, soil is backfilled around the wall of the Little Crop Circle creating a ring of soil between the wall of the Little Crop Circle and the pot. This ring is where plants and seeds are planted.
      3. The Dome of the Little Crop Circle was designed for 4 main reasons:
      • For even distribution of water. Even flow means all plants receive adequate and equal amount of water right where they need it the most, at the roots.
      • Creates an air chamber that supplies air to the plant roots and prunes them when they reach the chamber, eliminating root bound.
      • The air chamber acts as a condensation unit, keeping the soil moist. The plants are less stressed therefore focus energy on growing not searching for water.
      • Creates a space in the center of the pot giving plants room to spread out and develop a thick leaf canopy.
      • The solid flat black color of the dome acts a heat sink to attract the warmth of the sun aiding in seed germination and plant growth.
      4. The Flange redirects water flow horizontally soaking the soil ring instead of running off to the sides of the pot and down and out the drain hole, which is typical of garden containers, which is why plants get root bound so quickly.
      5. The Flange has 8 markers on the surface that act as plant spacers. This way a gardener can set larger plants like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant plant an equal distance apart.
      6. The Wall of the Little Crop Circle is another vital component acting as a water reservoir to keep the water between it and the pot wall. This keeps the water near the top of plant roots where they need it most instead of putting their energy into searching and following water down to the bottom of the pot. This feature is the main reason plants don’t get root bound.
      7. The bottom of a Little Crop Circle has a scooped ledge designed to support a trellis for vine crops and heavy fruit-laden tomato plants. The trellis is buried the length of the Little Crop Circle wall. This provides stability for the trellis.
      8. Little Crop Circles not only use less space to grow more plants but use significantly less water as well. All you need is a cup or two of water each day it doesn’t rain.
      9. The design and utility of a Little Crop Circle allows for more plants to be planted in a garden container than traditional pots. A Little Crop Circle at the center will double the production of any medium-sized garden container.

      For lots of great images of vegetables and fruit growing in Little Crop Circles and tons of valuable information please follow us on:

      FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/littlecropcircle

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      http://www.littlecropcircles.com
      Best Regards,
      Siobhan Shaw

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  5. Leroy Brown Reply

    I have been waiting for reviews on the larger crop circle agricultural method. Plan to buy a micro farm in two years and desire to use this technique. Waiting for reviews.

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