Flora Grubb Gardens Woolly Pocket Guide
Woolly Pocket Specs
Woolly Pocket "One"
Height = 15in
Width = 24in
Woolly Pocket "Three"
Height = 15in
Width = 68in
Woolly Pocket "Five"
Height = 15in
Width = 112in
Woolly Pockets are available in black or brown. Each pocket has a soil volume of 0.4 cubic feet.
Woolly Pocket Installation Directions
Step 1: Let’s Hang
1. Choose a spot that gets the perfect amount of sunlight for the plants that you have chosen.
2. Grommets are spaced 22” apart. Measure that distance on the Wall.
3. Mark where the grommet holes will be.
4. Drill the holes.
5. Slide fasteners into the holes.
6. Screw pocket into the fasteners.
If hanging multiple pockets, overlap the pockets’ grommets horizontally. Like building blocks, the pockets are modular. Space them 13” apart vertically (from grommet to grommet) – this hides the grommets and ensures plants have enough space to thrive, but are still dense enough to create a lush living wall!
Step 2: Clean and Green
You may want to lay out a tarp, ‘cause this part can get a little messy.
Step 3: Soil
Fill pocket half way up with high quality potting soil. If installing automatic drip irrigation, install (behind tongue) and test entire system prior to adding soil. Once soil has been added, adjust drip lines so that they are above or at the soil line.
Step 4: Design Your Garden
Arrange plants in pockets prior to planting (leaving them in their plastic pots to makes arranging easier). Use big, full plants! The wall should look as full and lush as possible immediately upon planting, with as little pocket showing as possible.
Step 5: Remove Plants from Plastic Pots
Soak the rootball in a bucket filled with room temperature water, and then plant it in the pocket firmly against the back of the pocket. Start at the top so falling dirt doesn’t get stuck in the plants below. Top off soil so that the rootballs are covered and the soil comes up to no more than ½-inch from the front of the pocket.
Step 6: Water
Water the back of the pocket with 2 cups of water per Pocket (i.e. 3 x 2 cups water a Wally Three). The best and easiest way to water is with a graduated 1 – 3 gallon pump sprayer with a long spray wand. If the pocket's breathable front becomes damp or drips, water more carefully with a little less water the next time. Remember to ONLY water the back of the pocket, not your plant (although some plants do like misting).
What About the Floors & Walls? Will they get wet?
Wally has a military grade built-in moisture barrier that wraps around the bottom of the Pocket, from back to front. This barrier creates a reservoir and ensures walls and floors don’t get wet. The barrier also conserves water and helps to keep soil’s nutrition in your Pocket. The ‘no reservoir’ option, good for outdoor applications in rainy environments, has a recessed moisture barrier that allows proper drainage when it rains.
The plants living inside the Pockets do need love. Here are some tips on how to maintain plants in Woolly Pocket Gardens:
1. Make sure your plants are happy and getting the right amount of sunshine and water.
2. From time to time pluck away dead leaves and flowers to encourage new growth on your plants.
3. You can use scissors or pruning shears to trim away unwanted stems and branches.
4. The cuttings of some plants, like succulents can be replanted in gaps between the other plants
5. You can use scissors or pruning shears to trim away unwanted stems and branches.
6. Mist your plants from time to time and brush away any dust that collect on the leaves.
7. If needed, use a little extra fertilizer. This is helpful if you're growing herbs and veggies in your Woollys.
8. Over time, feel free to add plants and experiment with your Woolly garden!