Assessment of the watering needs of an interior vertical garden through the use of a weighting lysimeter

J. Ochoa, S. Bañón, D. Bañón, J.M. Molina-Martínez
Vertical gardens are an excellent solution for alleviating the negative effects of urban development and enhancing urban sustainability. These systems allow the placing of vegetation within the structure of the buildings, on their exterior as well as their interior. In the interior, these systems can lead to numerous environmental and human health benefits. Due to its particular design characteristics, the evaluation of irrigation is essential. The objective of this study was to evaluate the water consumption of a vertical indoor garden located in the office of the Telenatura spin-off of the UPCT by weighing lysimeter. The results showed the need to perform frequent and low flow irrigations. Also, the importance of using a recirculating system against an open one for irrigation management was observed, as well as the importance of automation and monitoring of water variables in the garden.
Ochoa, J., Bañón, S., Bañón, D. and Molina-Martínez, J.M. (2020). Assessment of the watering needs of an interior vertical garden through the use of a weighting lysimeter. Acta Hortic. 1279, 113-116
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1279.17
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1279.17
automatization, indoor plants, sustainability, irrigation, green buildings
English

Acta Horticulturae