Planters Water Themselves
These handy self-watering planters have a 4-gallon sub-irrigation system that eliminates the need for daily watering, keeping your plants healthy and free from wilting. Available Colors
Small 33-1/2"L x 15"W X 13-3/4"H
Large 39-1/2"L x 17-1/2"W X 15-3/4"H
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By Kelly B.
from Brandon, MS
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about Plowhearth Self-Watering Planter:
Doesn't seem to work exactly as described ...
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
No instructions but nice planter
from New Jersey
About Me Getting Started
OK, I know this should probably be intuitive, but I'm pretty much a novice at gardening, so I wasn't sure at first how to use the planter. I read the other reviews and think I have it put together correctly, although there was a metal rod included that I didn't know what to do with, so I just left it out. I drilled some drainage holes above the platform level because another reviewer suggested that, if there were heavy rains, the plants would rot as the planter has no way to drain excess.I filled the reservoir after planting the flowers in it and so far, so good. Nothing's dead and we're in the middle of a drought.The planter itself is attractive and lightweight. I am considering getting more.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
No Overflow drain
from Lake Orion, MI
About Me Master Gardener
When I opened the box I was terribly excited and was all set to order a couple more. It's so nice and big and deep. Then I noticed that there is no overflow drain. I've been growing vegetables in self-watering containers for more than 10 years and realized the need for an overflow one summer when we had an extraordinary amount of rain. The tomatoes in my containers without overflow drains all drowned. I will take my electric drill and drill holes in the sides above the platform so the excess water can drain out if I over-water or it rains a lot. The little float thingy that is supposed to show when the resevoir is full doesn't work very well. Some of my older containers have these. I would definitely recommend getting the casters as this planter will be very heavy when it's full of wet soil. I do like this planter and may still order more of them but will certainly make drain holes before I fill it. I have self watering containers from most of the major manufacturers and like your rolling tomato planter the best of all. I have 4 of them, and just ordered another. It has it all, casters, drain hole and plant supports.I would recommend this product but with reservations.
Do yourself a BIG favor
from Elk Grove Village IL
I bought this for tomatoes but it was too late in the season so I put some flowers in it. It is full of colorful flowers and I have some vines hanging down. It looks so beautiful. It is tall enough to keep rabbits out so I will use it for veggies next year and will get more for my flowers. I watered once a week instead of once a day! You can't over-water, there is just nothing that isn't great about this container! Just make sure you fill it where you want it because it is heavy when fully planted! Beautiful on the patio, but heavy!
This is the Real Deal
By Master Gardener
from Northwest Indiana
These appear to be the original Marchioro planters designed in Italy. I've used them to grow vegetables on my deck for several years. They are terrific! Be sure to get casters so you can move the planters to follow the sun & to reach your watering station. The only weak point in this design is the plastic top of the fill tube; the best thing P&W could do is provide less-brittle replacements for this part. The depth of these and the sub-floor design are far superior to other self-watering trough planter designs.
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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Self-Watering Is The Way To Go For Me
By Grandma Sez So
I have this planter but Wyoming weather has not permitted me to plant in it yet. It is very durable. I like the terracotta color. [...]My intended use it to plant vegetables that would be used in a fresh salad. It will be my living salad bar, so to speak. I will post again after my plants are growing and I see how the irrigation system works on it. Easy to set up. Doesn't come with instructions but really, no one should need them.Happy Gardening!Grandma Sez So