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Self-Watering Pot Reservoir, Gallon
Item# 34-507

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$24.95 $19.89
Self-Watering Pot Reservoir, Quart
Item# 36-725

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$19.95 $15.89

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Exclusive | Adjustable Pot Reservoirs Create Self-Watering Planters

  • Transforms any container into a convenient, self-watering planter
  • Reduces watering chores and provides a consistent water supply that helps plants thrive
  • Built-in fill tube and handy water level indicator
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These Self-Watering Pot Reservoirs convert your favorite pots into self-watering planters, keeping your plants from drying out and reducing the time you spend watering. Just place this self-contained adjustable reservoir in the bottom of your pot, insert the refill tube and cover with soil. The One-Gallon Conversion Kit holds four quarts and fits pots between 16" and 20" in diameter at the rim. The smaller One-Quart Conversion Kit holds one quart and fits pots up to 10-14" top diameter. Simply fill the reservoir with water through the convenient Fill Tube. The soil will be moistened through evaporative action from the reservoir below. May be used with a liquid or a water-soluble fertilizer. A vacation watering solution!

Product Details
  • Made of durable polypropylene
  • One-Quart Conversion Kit is 9-1/2" in diameter
  • One-Gallon Conversion Kit is 14-1/2" in diameter
  • Can be used with pots that have a drainage hole in the bottom
  • Includes a water level indicator
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Self-Watering Conversion Kits
 
4.1

(based on 794 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (384)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (249)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (61)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holding capacity (453)
  • Drains well (229)
  • Lightweight (225)
  • Weather proof (215)
  • Durable (199)

Cons

  • Flimsy (71)
  • Difficult setup (21)
  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Deteriorates/rots (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (574)
  • Household plants (221)
  • Plant transferal (40)
  • Patio (36)
  • Growing seeds (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (539), Getting started (125), Master gardener (60), Practical (40), Budget shopper (16)

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5.0

Yes this is a must buy.

By Meemee

from Portland, OR

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Holding Capacity
  • Well designed

Cons

  • Best with specific self watering soil

Best Uses

  • Outdoor Plants

Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

This product lets me have herbs outside with my busy life. Year after year I would kill my herbs because I forgot to water them. NOT NOW

 
5.0

I love these - they DEFINITELY work

By Sue

from Holden, MA

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • saves guessing how much to water

Cons

  • need to find tall plant pots

Best Uses

    Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

    I bought these conversion kits a year ago and it makes watering my plants a breeze. I received one of those gift planters with 6 different house plants in the same pot. I divided them into 6 pots, each with one of these kits. The directions indicate using a soilless mix, which I highly recommend because I needed to find bigger pots to accommodate both the plant and the soil (the soil itself is practically weightless). I have used this mix for years, before it became popular, and it works great. You can buy it premixed or make your own (just google it). It's important to keep watering plants as normal until the roots make their way to the bottom. Most of my plants reached down fairly quickly after adjusting to the repotting, a couple of months maybe, while one of them has been planted for about 7 months and has still not figured it out.
    What has been absolutely fascinating is that one plant likes a lot of water and I have found that the soil is ALWAYS wet. Others like to be a little dryer, and the soil stays relatively dry. I worried about this one plant being wet all the time, but it's growing like crazy and the leaves are huge and colorful. I'm wondering if a regular planting soil would work in the same way - not going to try it.
    I've read some of the negative reviews and have some recommendations. The directions are easy to follow, but you have to read them CAREFULLY and follow them exactly. As far as the corks at the bottom of the water level indicator, if they don't work just stick a piece of styrofoam on the end. It DOES take time for the roots to find their way down, so these work best for houseplants. I would also think that starting with a young plant with not a big root system would work better.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    No worries

    By Chimom

    from Springfield, IL.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Drains Well
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

      Great product! Use it at our lake house.We're only there on weekends,but I still wanted some potted flowers. I water once a week and don't have to worry about my plants drying out. I deducted a star because they don't come with assembly instructions.

       
      1.0

      I would not buy this again

      By Loki Doodle

      from Windham, Maine

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cap won't stay shut
        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

          I bought these to use in my potted tomato and pepper plants. Even when they have water in them, the plant looks terrible, still needs top watering. The roots of the plants do not seem to be able to get water from the reservoir as informed they will. Will not use again. They are also very flimsy. After filling the tube and trying to get the cap to stay closed, if you put any push on the cap to close, it pops through the bottom section.

           
          1.0

          They do not work

          By Timmie

          from Chicago

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

              I am very disappointed in this product. They are a complete waste of money. I still need to water my pot's
              daily or twice a day. The instructions were not detailed enough for success. The cork on the stick gets stuck
              in the container so, it is impossible to tell if there is enough water in the reservoir. If the reservoir was and or
              is full, the design is not comdusive for it's purpus.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              This wouldn't work for tall pots

              By bmwsav

              from Spartanburg, South Carolina

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Holding Capacity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

                I like the design of this self watering device with the exception of the short watering tube. It would be better to make it longer for tall pots and be able to shorten it for shorter pots.

                 
                5.0

                Love it.

                By Mari

                from Sparkill, NY

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Holding Capacity
                • Lightweight
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Growing Seeds
                • Outdoor Plants
                • Plant Transferal
                • rooting cuttings

                Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

                I had a self watering pot and loved it. This insert allowed me to convert all my pots to self watering.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                works very well when out of town

                By Lonewolf

                from Taylor, Mi.

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Holding Capacity
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Plants

                  Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

                  none

                   
                  5.0

                  Takes the work out of outdoor potted plants!

                  By Becky the iris gardner

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Holding Capacity
                  • Lightweight
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Plants

                    Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

                    I've had 2 of these for years & bought 2 more this growing season. I used to find it challenging to keep potted plants well watered during the hottest summer days. These make it easy! Thank you.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Plants growing very well in containers

                    By Sheila

                    from Berlin, CT

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Drains Well
                    • Holding Capacity
                    • Lightweight
                    • Sturdy
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor Plants

                      Comments about Self-Watering Conversion Kits:

                      The well appears to hold water for three or four days, probably because it dispenses the water below
                      the plants and there isn't the evaporation that you get from overhead watering. Plus the watering is
                      coming from a deeper level.

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