Pros: Accurate measuring & watering, humidity booster,
Cons: Plastic, price
The FloraFlex 12" round flood & drip shields are a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to run a FloraFlex dripping system and this is a fantastic way to get introduced to drip growing. This product allows me to use one of the systems I already run; 5-gal pots with soil!
Setup is easy with no alterations required. Adding these to pre-existing plants is easy for the most part; The passion flower was a bit difficult due to the plant already wrapped around the tomato cage. That being said, they have multiple holes to accommodate trellis or tomato structures.
The drip emitters pop-out with a bit of force from a knife point; this is due to the excellent seal. Once out, they are easy to clean with a bit of blowing #NES4LIFE. The emitters became clogged upon the re-pushing-into soil. One shield was used twice to see how easy or difficult it was to introduce into an existing system and to re-use the product. Turns out, its easy!
I plan on trying more FloraFlex items in the future because their shields are easy to expand and solid to use daily. These characteristics look to run throughout the FloraFlex line. That is if I can save up—these prices are high due to quality.
Have a FloraFlex product you want me to try? Shoot me an email here! Happy to give you 2¢!