Tomato Automators, Set of 3
Tomato Automators, Set of 3

Tomato Automators, Set of 3

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Automators Grow Healthier Tomato Plants Four Ways

  • Grow healthier and more productive tomato plants
  • Delivers water at the root zone and suppresses weeds
  • Protects plants from cutworms and other pests
  • Set of 3

These deceptively simple tomato plant surrounds will produce healthier, more productive tomato plants with less effort from you. When planting, just slip an automator around the stem of each seedling to suppress weeds and protect against cutworms. Perforated cones direct water to the root zone. Bright red color triggers a natural plant protein that makes tomatoes mature faster and produce more fruit. Easy to use, but provides a big boost to your tomatoes.

  • Plastic
  • 12" square
  • Reusable for several seasons
  • Can be placed around plant stems any time during the growing season

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Tomato Automators, Set of 3
 
3.4

(based on 121 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (62)
  • Accurate instructions (36)
  • Attractive (19)
  • Versatile (17)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

  • Flimsy (47)
  • Difficult to use (24)
  • Small in size (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (105)
  • Outdoors (29)
  • Patio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (88), Getting started (11), Master gardener (11), Midrange shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (109)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great addition to my garden

By MindyJo

from Jamestown, ND

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

    I have 15 of these that I have used for the past 2 seasons now. The first year I used these as well as red plastic and the plants that were in the automators grew much larger and I had a much better harvest, I harvested 140 lbs of tomatoes this year vs approximately 80 pounds in 2012! I have used these with both tomatoes and sweet pepper plants and have gotten a larger harvest of both; will only use these going forward. I place them in the garden when I plant as have better luck with getting them set in the ground properly. I also set my plant supports at the same time which helps to keep the automators in place in the garden as the wind blows them around otherwise.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    would not recumbent

    By LNG in Livermore

    from Livermore, CA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

    I used this product in our raised beds and found that it did nicely for most of the season but the stalk of the tomatoes got bigger than the hole. When I attempted to remove the container from around the base of the tomato plant, the container split in half. The intense California sun seemed to make these units brittle and many just fell apart at the end of the season. I had six of these and only one survived intact by the end of the season.

     
    5.0

    tomato automatores

    By Jim

    from Syracuse. NY

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

      I am using these units in my riased bed. We are having hotter and longer growing seasons these past two years and do not think the anything will change. My tomato plants need this product to preform better. Consistent moisture is extremely important especially at the cottage on Lake Ontario. We are not there 7 days a week and this product will aid in the days we are not there. I plan on using them also with other crops. My past experience with this product has been very positive.

       
      1.0

      Not worth the money

      By Pam the gardener

      from Belton, TX

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Drainage holes to small
        • Flimsy
        • No holes for tomato cages
        • To lightweight to stay in

        Best Uses

        • Plastic recycle

        Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

        Would never buy these again! Waste of money! I prefer the old tomato craters!

         
        5.0

        COULDN'T BE HAPPIER

        By GALFROMKALAMAZOO

        from VICKSBURG, MI

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Store
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

          MY HUSBAND DOES NOT SPEND MONEY LIGHTLY AND HE HAD ME ORDER 3 MORE SETS OF THESE. HE HAS SEVERAL MORE PURCHASED LAST YEAR.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Doing the trick

          By barb

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

            It is putting the water and plant food where I want but the trays will only hold up for one season I'm afraid. Therefore they are overpriced.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quick Effect

            By Surprised Gardener

            from Darnestown, MD

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Quick to give a boost

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

              My 2 young cherry tomato plants were not thriving; they were skinny little pencils with great distance between leaves, standing pitifully in the center of tall almost-empty tomato cages. I blamed their their increasingly shady location. Hoping to boost any potential production I bought a package of Tomato Automators - for only [$], it was worth a try. Three days ago I installed them on the exisitng tomato plants without difficulty, though I did break one lower leaf in the process. The plastic trays have more depth than I had expected, but troweling away a bit of soil settled them into place. I put the edges of the Automators diagonal to the square tomato cages and did not add fertilizer to the holes as directed because a slow release fertilizer was already incorporated into the soil when planting in May. The plants got a generous drink of water the next day, normal routine. When I checked on them this morning, to my great surprise I found that those 2 little plants have grown at least 15 inches in just under 3 days. They're poking out of the tops of their cages! I can only attribute it to the influence of the Tomato Automators! Nothing else has changed. I'm shocked! I wasn't expecting that kind of effect. I can only hope that production will be great and those plants will be teaming with sweet little red tomatoes before long. It's only been 3 days but so far, I'm a believer!

               
              1.0

              Difficult to Install

              By acsbird

              from Boston, MA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

                  I should've listened to others, but I had to try it myself. Not sure if they make my tomatoes happier (it's early in the season), but they were hard to install. I was afraid I'd killed the plants trying to get these on. I actually cut out more of a space so I wouldn't hurt my tomatoes. They might work well, but it was a frustrating time to get them on - then I had to staple them to the ground because they didn't stay flat.

                   
                  3.0

                  didn't work for me

                  By gardengirl

                  from Bumpass, VA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Can't use with ladders

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

                      I felt that these were difficult to sit flat on the ground around my tomatoes. When it came time to put my tomato ladders up, I had to remove them anyway.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Another good idea...

                      By MountainLesli

                      from Forest Ranch, CA

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Store
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden

                        Comments about Tomato Automators, Set of 3:

                        I just planted my garden this week, so used all 6 that I purchased...it is a great idea, and I pray that they will work as promised. They will stack and store for next year too! I like the idea that they will water my tomatoes slowly, and reduce the possibility of cut worms.

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