Self watering planters are also known as sub-irrigation planters as they function in a similar way. Raisedbeds.com have introduced self-watering planters to grow healthy plants like shrubs, vegetables etc.
Go green with these environment friendly self-watering planters that help you in growing small herbs or medium sized plants if you are dealing with space constraints. These planters fit perfectly in your home such as balcony or a fire escape. They are actually different from the normal planters that you use for the sole reason being that the water is drawn by the roots at the base of the planter.
You can choose self-watering planter which comes in two different sizes such as 15 inches and 17 inches. The products are made by UV stabilized plastic which ensures healthy growth of your herbs or shrubs. The reservoir holds 6 quarts water and 8 ½ quarts respectively. These planters holds up to 22 quarts and 32 quarts of container mix respectively. So you can water your plants once in a week as there is enough storage capacity at the base to maintain moisture for the roots even in summer season. The water level indicator makes sure that there is enough water at the reservoir and indicates if it needs a refill.
The self-watering planters contain four double wheel casters that are fixed at the bottom for easy moving of the planters. They are available in four different colors such as bronze, white, loden and Terra cotta. You can purchase them from raisedbeds.com and are entitled for free shipping.
You can also use the self-watering container mix which is also available at raisedbeds.com. These ensure healthy growth of plants. The mix contains sphagnum peat, perlite, vermiculite and limestone that acts like a wick that carries the water to the root of your shrubs and prevents clogging of water. It works better than traditional soil that is available for pots and ensures better aeration and good strength to the roots.