Even if You Don’t Have a Green Thumb,
You can bring some life and beauty into your spaces with self-watering planters. By taking the guesswork out of how much and when to water makes these planters all the rage! There are endless options from fancy-schmancy, to rustic, to sleek and modern. They are available in a wide price range and can be utilitarian or decorative, and sometimes both!
The Advantages of Self-Watering Planters are Numerous
- Save water
- Save time
- Retain nutrients
- Encourage healthy root growth
- Allow travel without resulting in dead plants
Not only do self-watering planters do all of the above, but they also allow the plant killers of the world to enjoy the benefits of living with plants. By providing a consistent level of moisture directly to the roots of plants, self-watering containers can, therefore, increase plant health and growth. You will have higher yielding vegetables and flowers that seem to live forever!
This cute pot is one of the more affordable choices. It’s perfect for adding a pop of color! The shiny lacquer finish looks like ceramic, but it is actually a lightweight plastic. It has a small window for viewing the water level.
Most Self-Watering Planters Utilize a Simple Irrigation System
The bottom of a self-watering pot holds a reservoir that catches and stores excess water. The top of the reservoir has an aeration screen that has small holes. This screen allows the plant’s roots to grow through the holes to access the water, as well as letting excess water drain from the plant’s soil into the reservoir. This continuous watering system gives your plant the life-sustaining moisture it needs for healthy growth.
Know When to Water
Some self-watering planters also have a water indicator. The indicator sticks out of the top of the soil and has a viewing window thus making it easy to see when it’s time to add more water. Other containers have a small opening protruding from the side showing the water level.
Save Time While Keeping Your Plants Alive
In hot, and dry conditions, ordinary container plants can dry out faster than a normal garden bed. In that case, they may require you to water them two or three times a day. It only takes a few days for plants to shrivel if they are deprived of necessary hydration, resulting in a brown and dying plant. A self-watering planter will take most of the work out of watering.
Have a Stress Free Kitchen Garden
Outdoor self-watering containers make it easy to have a small vegetable and herb garden, thus eliminating the hard work of planting a garden in the ground. For convenience, some planters even come with rollers. As a result, you can easily move your garden when needed to maximize sunshine or clear the space.
Self-Watering Planters Eliminate Mistakes
Probably the most common mistake gardeners make, even experienced growers, is to over-water plants. With a well-designed self-watering container, this problem is eliminated. As a result, your plants will get the right amount of water they need to thrive. Drowning your plants is a thing of the past!
Anyone Can Have a Green Thumb!
Even with limited time or space, as well as enjoying vacations regularly, anyone can grow a garden and enjoy indoor plants. Self-watering containers take out all of the guess-work in addition to making a green thumb a sure thing! So go ahead and fill your spaces full of flowers, tropical plants, vegetables and herbs, then enjoy the benefits of living with plants.