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Melbourne Post Covid

Melbourne Post Covid

As Melbourne emerged from the lockdown conditions imposed in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, local councils and hotels have been creating outdoor eating areas. Orto have been lucky to be involved in making the planter boxes for some of these pop up places.
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Grow $276 worth of food each year and save 79 plastic containers with Orto.

Grow $276 worth of food each year and save 79 plastic containers with Orto.

Your Orto self watering planter can produce 6.5kg of fresh food each year which equates to:

  • $276 worth of food if bought from Coles
  • Eliminates the demand for 79 plastic containers
  • Pays for itself in 2 years

Once you have a small garden its good to think about composting and reducing the amount of food waste going to landfill. Your plants will love the compost and you can help reduce Australia's 345kg of food waste per household per year.

Orto food production

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Tomato time...use 50% less water by planting your tomatoes in a Orto planter with wicking bed.

Tomato time...use 50% less water by planting your tomatoes in a Orto planter with wicking bed.

Growing tomatoes at home can be really easy even if you don't have a established garden. You can put a Orto self watering planter box any surface and make an instant garden. The wicking bed keeps the soil at optimum moisture level for maximum growth and the overflow outlet means you can't over water and kill your plants. The sooner your get started the sooner your are eating your own fresh home grown tomatoes.
orto planter box spring sustainability tomato wicking bed
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