New Gardening Product Protects Transplants

The idea for EZ-walls Plant Protectors came from a gardener who was tired of coping with windy weather. (Photo courtesy of Debbie Schauer)

One of the things I like best about being a garden writer (besides all the free seeds, plants, and new products to try) is getting to talk with gardening experts across the country.

Just recently I talked with Debbie Schauer, a former Colorado gardener who now lives in Arizona.

Debbie sent me one of her new EZ-walls Plant Protectors to try in my garden.

She dreamed up this new idea in plant protection because she struggled to keep similar products upright in high winds. Her husband helped her get EZ-walls off the ground. Or in this case, on the ground.

EZ-walls is the only plant protector on the market with a single fill tube and drawstring top.

I tried the sample and it really works. I was able to fill the EZ-walls in about one minute. If you’ve tried other plant protectors and tired of filling each cell with water while bent over in the garden, you owe it to yourself to give this new design a try.

Plant protectors like this help gardeners extend their gardening season from 6 to 8 weeks. But the added advantage of the EZ-walls is that they resist heavy winds, too. That means these can stand up to winds that tear up tender transplants. (Wyoming gardeners, are you listening?)

Debbie told me that she’s experimented with her EZ-walls during some of Arizona’s strong summer winds last year and they remained standing in winds from 20-30 mph.

She’s also experimented with her invention by using EZ-walls in her unheated greenhouse to see how well the product helps hold the heat inside overnight. The photo she sent shows corn that’s grown to almost a foot high protected by EZ-walls. The plant protectors extend greenhouse gardening by 4-6 weeks.

If you’re interested in learning more about EZ-walls, please visit Debbie’s website, The Ideal Garden Store.


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