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Now it's easier than ever to grow and enjoy luscious, homegrown tomatoes. Our lightweight, portable tomato planter is self-watering with built-in overflow, so your tomatoes always get the proper amount of water. Included Tomato Tower provides sturdy steel support for heavy vines. Just add potting soil and Plant Food to the polypropylene tub. Roll the tub wherever it's convenient or where plants can get the most sun. Tower is rust-resistant powder-coated solid steel.
Tub 25-1/2"L x 13-3/4"W x 13-1/2"H
Tower 20"L x 10"W x 40"H
(based on 42 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
My tomatoes were the best ever!
I purchased one of the self watering tomato planters after reading the reviews that others had posted. I saw that it was indeed well constructed and would be perfect for my needs, so I ...Read complete review
I purchased one of the self watering tomato planters after reading the reviews that others had posted. I saw that it was indeed well constructed and would be perfect for my needs, so I ordered a second one. I planted two different types of patio sized tomato plants, two in each planter and left them on my patio. Since I have a lot of trees, I was able to move these planters around to follow the sun as the summer progressed. They moved easily and did not roll once I had them in place. The tomatoes in these planters did so much better than the ones I had planted in large pots due to the self watering aspect. I loved this planter so much that I just ordered another one in preparation for next spring's planting (taking advantage of the free shipping offer!) and I will probably order one more as the season approaches.
Most Liked Negative Review
No instructions, unidentified parts
You are left on your own to figure this thing out. Only cursory instructions for planter, none for the tower. Despite the wheels, I don't expect it to be easily moved over a ...Read complete review
You are left on your own to figure this thing out. Only cursory instructions for planter, none for the tower. Despite the wheels, I don't expect it to be easily moved over a deck. The only reason I have any idea what to do with the black fabric thing is from other reviewer's comments. I can't imagine needing it for weed control in a planter. Maybe it will help to conserve moisture. There are still spare parts for the tower that have no obvious function. Who knows? I may grow to like it.
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By Salsa Lady
from Sunnyvale, CA
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about Plowhearth Rolling Self-Watering Tomato Planter With Tower:
I bought 3 planters for my work for our "Green Initiative". 2 have tomato plants and the third has jalapenos and cilantro. We are making a salsa garden. I planted yesterday. The wheels are very sturdy and easy to maneuver. The tomato cage is the trickiest part. You definitely need 2 people to put together but once in the ground it seemed very stable.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By motormouth mom
from Malibu, CA
About Me Master Gardener
LOVE this planter! Used one to make a 'Pizza Garden' for my 3rd grader's class. I took the rectangle cage apart and made a square one using needlenose pliers. Then planted a tomato plant on one half and basil, oregano, & thyme on the other half. The kids decorated the planter and it looks great! For myself, I love being able to roll the planter around my patio. I like the shape and it seems deep enough. Only time will tell. I couldn't figure out what to do with the black cloth that's included. For the pizza garden, I put it at the bottom under the dirt and for my own tomato plant, I left it out completely. Maybe it's a weed barrier for the top?
Great for small spaces
By Joys of Planting
from Burbank, CA
Went from a house with a large yard & garden to an apartment with a small balcony. Planted yellow pear tomato, armenian cucumber, basil and parsley. It's been about a month and it's getting pretty crowded - will have to thin out the herbs. Would be nice if there was detailed instructions, helpful tips and planting suggestions. Like other reviews, I did not know what to do with the black fabric. I used it on top to prevent evaporation. Planter and wheels are sturdy - it moves well! The tomato cage is unstable due to the blocking material.
self watering tomato planter with tower
By Little Red Hen
from South Carolina
The included directions for assembly of the "tower" were confusing. Several connectors on the tower I received were bent which made locking together an issue.
from Temecula, California
About Me Getting Started
Excellent service. Quick delivery. Can't wait to start eating my fresh tomatoes!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for my patio
By Grandma Susan
from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
I am newly retired and moved to an apartment with a tiny patio/balcony. This planter is perfect! I'm so excited about having tomatoes, and I put snow peas at one end, too.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Ripe tomatoes at the coast!
from Oregon coast
We live in the cool foggy coastal climate of the PNW and last year was the first time we had wonderful sweet tomatoes! I was able to easily move the container to the sunny spots during the day.
Rolling Self-Watering Tomato Plant
from Loomis, CA
Easy to assemble and fill. Can't wait to start harvesting tomatoes this year. Love that the planter is on wheels and can be moved into the sun as needed. Bonus inside was a small upside down hanging tomato planter that I did not expect.
By A Beginner Gardner
from Post Falls, Idaho
The product looks great. The wheels seem to move well across the deck. The cage is very sturdy. I'm really excited about getting started. My only complaint is lack of instructions. Being a beginner, I don't know a lot about planting tomato's. I have no idea what the black mat is for. My husband thinks it should be put in the bottom so dirt doestn't fall into the water well. I think it is a weed protector.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
By Katie B
from Jersey Shore
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great Self Watering Planter
By Dad of Divas
from Williamston, MI
This is an amazing product that is so easy to use and looks amazing on your own porch(or at least it does mine). What I loved about this was not only the quality of construction, but also the ease in which the product went together and how well the tomato plants are working with the cages. I have tried to grow tomatoes in pots before and it has not been very successful, but with this, at least so far, things are working quite well and the tomatoes seem to like their new home (though it is pretty early to tell what type of crop I will have). The wheels on this make the planter easy to move and even when you have dirt in the planter, it moves well on a smooth service or even on a deck. As you can tell I am quite impressed with this and I have already recommended this to other gardeners that I know as it provides you with both a great planter that is very aesthetically pleasing, but also provides a great home for the tomatoes you want to grow when you don't have room to grown them in your yard.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I can grow tomatoes on my deck!
from East Coast
I have always wanted to grow my own tomatoes but the place where I would have to dig and maintain (weed & water) a garden for all day sun would be in an inconvenient place in the yard so I just never bothered. I was so happy when I came across this portable planter because it completely solved the inconvenience problem. There's a place on my deck right outside my sliding door where the sun hits all afternoon and all I have to do is slide open the door to water and eventually pluck a tomato fresh off the vine when I want one. Once the tomato plants have been established it even becomes self watering. The casters make this planter that much easier to use. It doesn't take up a lot of room in fact, it's the perfect size and it even looks nice. Since it's a planter and not the yard, no weeding is necessary...another convenience. For some strange reason it comes with a black weed cloth which I didn't bother using. It also comes with a few left over parts for the wire tower. My husband just hooked them across the top even though they're not shown on the picture shown on here. Another thing it comes with is a one of those upside down tomato planters that you hook on a stand. We assumed it was a free gift included with purchase. As others have mentioned it doesn't come with instructions or a diagram but it's easy enough to make work even if you end up with left over parts. LOL. Despite the lack of instruction I still give it a 5 star rating because I just love that I can now grow my own tomatoes so easily.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
rolling tomato planter
from Acushnet, MA
I am very pleased with the planter and the convenience of placing it in the direct sunlight throughout the day.
(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
No assembly directions
from McFarland, WI
Good idea, but again -- no assembly or use directions included.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
EXCELLENT TOMATO PLANTER
By YOUNG GRANDMA GARDENER
from HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
Some reviews said that there were no instructions for the wire cage....yes, but it was easy to assemble...I am 64 and only took me 5 minutes. I just push it around my deck to get the full sun. Moves very effortlessly and smoothly, even across the wooden deck. Wish that I had bought sooner. Going to buy another for next year. Love it!!
A good buy
from Reno, Nv
I have a yard where there is not one spot to grow tomatoes due to not enough sunlight. With the easy to move planters, and they are easy to move, I have kept my plants in the sun with an easy roll throughout the day.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
If tomotaoes r as good as item YES
from ny ny
Just which it was bigger
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this product again !!
from washington dc
I dont understand some of the other reviews, because it is so simple to start up it does'nt need any instructions.Make the tomato stands square and stick them in,also there is only one place for the black felt thats on top of the soil for moisteure and weeds.It's just very easy no hassel in any way.
By Disc golfer
from Mobile, AL
Only holds two tomato plants. With the extreme heat in the south, we moved it to our covered patio and the tomato plants are thriving. Very easy to water. Be careful if your plants grow tall as it becomes top-heavy and will tip over in a strong wind.
love the portability,depth of this item
from Mystic, CT
This planter is ideal. Being self watering, it is important that there is good drainage in case of heavy rainfall. This is a great improvement over the older design.
Rolling Tomatoe Planter
from Springfield, VA
We have grown alot of tomatoe plants before but never have we had as much success as we have had this year. Our plants are over 6 foot high and loaded with tomatoes. It was easy to assemble and we only put in 2 plants like suggested. It is so easy to water, with the spout on the outside. We are excited to see the tomatoes ripen.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Fort Worth, TX
Be sure and anchor with a brick
Planter is good but cage is useless
from new england
The planter seems to be constructed well. The cages were extremely difficult to assemble and does not want to stay together. Instructions would have been helpful.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By princess 60
from Wayne, NJ
The wheels allow movement around a patio to follow the sun.The wire surrounding the plants is sturdy enough for support.It is perfect for a senior citizen who can no longer bend to maintain a garden, but still desires to raise a few tomatoes.
Great way to grow plants!
By Micki the veggie grower
from Middletown, NY
LOVE the wheels feature. Can keep veggie plants up on my deck away from critters, and move wherever sun is shining.
Very nice, Like the water retention.
Easy to move where the sun is,
I will buy this product again
By matt the chef
The planter is great, easy to assemble. Holds three tomato plants if you connect cages to make one large. Cant wait to try it for beans and peas.Already recommend to my older relatives for ease of relocation. Does not leave the dark circles on patio that other pots do. Great Product
Just like the picture in the catalog.
from Rockingham, NC
Love the "self-watering tomato planter. Just hope my tomatoes look as great as the planter. Everyone who sees it wants to know where I found it. Wish me luck on growing tomatoes for the first time! [...]
I would buy this planter again and again
By m blaze
from New Hampshire
[...],I just planted my tomatoes yesterday,,very sturdy!!!It's on wheels, easy to manipulate and sturdy structure,,the metal posts are swell and the plants will climb easily with no problem.Much better than tall sticks!!!!
Best Darn Tomato Planter on the Market!
By Mike the Tomato Man
from Dover, DE.
The best darn tomato planter on the market! The wheels and cage make the difference from other planters. The cage comes with the planter, you don't have to pay extra. The wheels make it mobile, rolling it away from strong winds and thunderstorms to a safe area.