DOUBLE BOX SELF-WATERING PLANTERS GREY 78cm wide
Large-volume planters along with a self-watering system for growing herbs, flowers, and vegetables also have a Water level indicator... no more guessing!
All variations alllow for easy manoevrability, this includes:
- Strap Handles that can lift interior pots
- Also come with Wheels
- Also come with inlets for firmly affixing plant supports. Plant supports are not included.
Substrate quantity: 18 l + 18 l
Water capacity: 18 l
SIZE: 78cm wide
Where can Self-Watering planters be used?
A normal flowerpot would not be enough in some places? The roots could not cope with the heat on the windowsill at night? This is hardly even a challenge
for our self-watering system!
It feels just at home: • on a balcony • on a terrace • on a windowsill • on the steps at the entrance to your house • in an interior with underfloor heating • and basically anywhere you cannot or do not want to put the plants directly in the ground
BENEFITS OF SELF-WATERING PLANTERS?
- Freedom within reach: An extended weekend or a business trip lasting several days? Your plants will happily cope in their self-watering flower boxes! How often should I refill the water in the self-watering flower boxes? There is no clear rule. It depends on the weather, the direction of the light the plant receives, the type and size of the plants, and other factors. Refilling can be extended to 2 to 3 weeks under normal conditions.
- Postpone replanting: Watering from above washes nutrients out of the substrate. With self-watering, the water always travels to the plant from below,
the nutrients stay in the soil longer and it is not necessary to change the soil so often. In addition, if the nutrients are flushed out, they remain in the reservoir and get back to the plants through the wicks. Over time, the box may become too tight for the plants. A clamp limits flexing of the container.
- Rain? No problem at all: Standing in water for a long time is not good for plants. All outdoor self-watering containers have cleverly positioned overflow
outlets. This allows any excess water after a downpour to leave the container and you don’t have to do anything.
- Water level indicator: The water level indicator is a small but important assistant. Just take a look to see when it is the right time for some more water. Remember that self-watering does not mean filling the reservoir to the maximum. Most plants need the substrate to dry out between waterings. It is therefore advisable to top up the water only when the water level indicator reaches the minimum line.
- Balanced watering: Is your substrate just wet enough? This is almost impossible to achieve with normal watering methods. The endless cycle between being dry and soaking is now a thing of the past. The wick system in the self-watering container ensures the soil moisture is exactly what its inhabitants need.
- Perfect use of water: The separate insert allows the space between the container and the insert to be sealed, great for saving water. When different
outside temperatures act on the container, the water between the container and the self-watering insert repeatedly evaporates and condenses, flows back into the reservoir and can be used again by the plants. The system of gaps and cavities supports the growth of the deep root system, allowing the plant to reach to the bottom of the reservoir.
- Reduce temperature fluctuations: The double walls of the container act as a natural insulator, meaning the plants are in an environment without large temperature fluctuations. At the same time, a microclimate is created between the insert and the outer part that simulates a greenhouse effect, making your plants grow... like weeds.
- Two in one: The entire insert can be removed at any time and the root system checked. You will appreciate the lightweight material and stackability when handling, cleaning and wintering your containers.
How self-watering works
Self-watering containers works like a sophisticated yet coherent jigsaw puzzle. Each piece has its specific function, yet can perform it only if all the others are in place. Now we will reveal how all the pieces work together.
The main parts of self-watering containers are:
1. A self-watering insert containing holes and water rise tubes, thanks to which the roots grow comfortably and the plant gets just the right amount of moisture.
2. A water reservoir with sufficient capacity that also acts as the outer part of the container.
3. Wicks, namely textile strips of polypropylene that allow water to reach the root system in the substrate.
4. Watering funnel
5. Air gap
6. Water level indicator
7. Overflow outlet