Protecting plants from too much sun with The PlantBrolly

May 15, 2014

The World’s FIRST portable & modular plant shade device for backyard gardeners

MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — I’m Mark Khan, the inventor of the PlantBrolly, a recently launched Kickstarter project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/724357767/protecting-your-plants-from-too-much-sun

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The PlantBrolly came about because I needed to shade my ornamental plants from a sun that seems to be getting hotter every year.

THE BIRTH OF THE PLANTBROLLY My idea was to create an object that mimicked a flower, one that really blended into my garden without causing too much distraction. I needed something floating over and shading my plants, something lightweight that filtered sunlight; something that I could just stick in the ground and remove at anytime with no fuss.

THE SECRET TO GROWING FOOD – Commercial growers have understood for decades now that controlling the sun’s rays on certain plants like tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, strawberries and a host of other fruit and vegetables we commonly grow, keeps them stronger, unstressed and as a result, these plants grow more fruit, keep healthier and are less susceptible to disease and pests. An additional benefit? When you shade plants, you also shade the soil. Cooler soil naturally retains more moisture so in turn, you water your garden less.

MODULARITY/ FLEXIBILITY The PlantBrolly shade is fabricated in the shape of a hexagon mimicking the natural shape of a honeycomb. It can be placed anywhere in your garden, stuck right into the ground or in a plantpot. The main stem is adjustable for tall or short plants like seedlings just starting out. Just add or remove the friction fit stem sections as needed. We designed it as a hexagon to look more like a flower with a centerbud which actually keeps the PlantBrolly in perfect tension. The honeycomb shape allows for great modularity, allowing the PlantBrolly to form many different architectural/sculptural patterns in your garden. Use them singly, connect them in straight rows or make serpentine shapes… it’s up to you.

THE VALUE OF THE PLANTBROLLY After extensive research we realized the power of the PlantBrolly for the average backyard gardener. FINALLY, a vital tool that has never existed for people who grow food. We simply created a frame to support an existing technology, SHADECLOTH. I started pondering the numbers and realized that a simple product like the PlantBrolly could have profound global effects on two of our most basic and precious resources, food and water. PROTECTING PLANTS, GAINING MORE PRODUCE YIELD – ALL WHILE USING LESS WATER. That is the value of the PlantBrolly.

VISION The PlantBrolly is seen as an affordable retail item for backyard gareners growing tomatoes, peppers, lettuce etc. We see the PlantBrolly available at home & garden centers all over the world.

The PlantBrolly:

    --  Protects plants protects plants from too much sun keeping them stress
        free, healthy and producing more yield
    --  Shading plants and soil, PlantBrolly conserves water
    --  Sets up in less than a minute
    --  Collapsable for storage after the growing season
    --  Flexible to acommodate many different size plant heights
    --  Use in a plant pot or directly into ground
    --  Modular to create endless architectural configurations to enhance

FUTURE PLANS We are in the process of developing a series of spin off products using the concept of the PlantBrolly – Stay tuned for more exciting product developments.

To view this video on YouTube, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4AB0nQImxw&feature=youtu.be

Media Contact: Mark Khan, Silverbait Design Inc, 917 327 5705, mkhan@silverbait.com

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