Plastic planters were once considered ugly and every attempt was made to hide or disguise them. Now plastic has really come into its own, with a wide range and variety to suit every décor and purpose. There are even plastic pots which have been made to look very much like its terracotta, concrete and stone relative without the weight and price tag attached.
Self watering plastic planters
Gardeners.com have a stunning range of Terrazza plastic planters which have the added benefit of being self watering - making life so much easier for the busy individuals.
|15" Self-Watering Rolling Planter, Black|
UV-stabilized plastic 15-1/4" sq x 12" H Holds 22 quarts of container mix 6-quart water reservoir Gardener's Supply Exclusive. Water weekly, not daily! Choice of six stylish colors. Order this item by 11 a.m. A 6-1/2 quart water reservoir and water-level indicator help you to keep your plants well-irrigated and healthy. 14 for guaranteed delivery by Dec. 23 with Economy ShippingOur Self-Watering Rolling Planter has four double-wheel casters that roll effortlessly over floors, carpet, and even rough flagstone. EST Dec.
|39" Self-Watering Windowbox, Black|
Order this item by 11 a.m. An easy-to-read water level indicator helps you keep the reservoir full, and adjustable steel mounting brackets allow for wall or deck rail mounting. 23 with Economy ShippingThese Self-Watering Windowboxes let you create a smart, consistent look around your home, while ensuring your plants don't dry out. 14 for guaranteed delivery by Dec. EST Dec. They have big water reservoirs that keep soil moist and plants healthy. Choice of six stylish colors. Made of frost-resistant plastic 9" W x 7-1/2" H x 39" L Holds 28 quarts of container mix 9-quart water reservoir Gardener's Supply Exclusive.
|Self-Watering Sap Bucket, Steel|
Charming on deck railings or fence posts, brimming with colorful blooms. We designed our Vermont-style sap bucket planters to look just like the genuine article, then outfitted them with a one-quart self-watering reservoir for healthy flowers. of water Drill drainage holes if using outdoors Gardener's Supply Exclusive. Designed after authentic Vermont maple sap buckets Add instant appeal to deck, porch or fence posts Self-watering convenience Great for hot, dry locations Our Self-Watering Container Mix is the perfect planting mix! Made of galvanized steel with plastic insert Aged finish Hole for hanging 8-1/2" top diameter x 12" H; 5-1/2" bottom diameter Holds 5 quarts of container mix Reservoir holds 1 qt.
|23" Self-Watering Windowbox, White|
An easy-to-read water level indicator helps you keep the reservoir full, and adjustable steel mounting brackets allow for wall or deck rail mounting. Order this item by 11 a.m. 14 for guaranteed delivery by Dec. They have big water reservoirs that keep soil moist and plants healthy. EST Dec. 9" W x 7-1/2" H x 23" L Holds 17 quarts of container mix 5-quart water reservoir Made of frost-resistant plastic Gardener's Supply Exclusive. Choice of six stylish colors. 23 with Economy Shipping Our Self-Watering Windowboxes let you create a smart, consistent look around your home, while ensuring your plants don't dry out.
|23" Self-Watering Trough Planter|
Made of UV-stabilized polypropylene, these planters resist cracking, chipping and fading, and the sides are braced to prevent bowing. All of our self-watering planters protect against drought, but this one does more ??? it has a water-level indicator that tells you when to refill the reservoir, and a convenient funnel that lets you water from the top. Choice of two sizes, each in Terra Cotta, Stone or Green.15" Planter Brackets --> 24" Brackets --> Made of UV-stabilized polypropylene 23" Planter has 2-quart reservoir and holds 16 quarts of container mix 31" Planter has 3-quart reservoir and holds 22 quarts of container mix Both lengths are 9-1/2" wide by 8-1/2" high.
|Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers|
Gardener recommended! Hardcover, 224 pages. Our friend Ed Smith, author of The Vegetable Gardener???s Bible, has spent the past three years growing vegetables of every kind in self-watering containers???especially ours! His goal? To prove that he could actually grow bigger, better tasting vegetables in containers than in his garden, and that he could do it ORGANICALLY. It???s packed with garden-tested information, with specific tips and techniques for dozens of vegetables. Ed was wildly successful, and his excellent new book explains the surprising science behind this new way of growing.
On the other hand, if you are after fiberglass plastic planter boxes which look like their wooden cousins or decorator plastic pots with varying motifs on the outside, then there is no better place than Garden.com. What’s more, for some planters, they also offer quantity discounts – buy 2 or more and the price per planter is cheaper!
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More notes on plastic planters :
Plastic is of particular use, not just because it is durable, but because it is non-porous and your plants won’t need the constant watering needed by plants grown in porous containers. Most plastic planters have their own matching drip tray, which is essential especially indoors. There are also those which are self-watering , designed with various methods of slowly absorbing moisture from a deep container below the main pot. These pots work on the premise that the base of the main pot is not sitting in water but is still able to siphon water up and distribute it evenly to the potting mixture.