Gardener’s Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter

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2.5 14
$119.00

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NEW & Exclusive | Harvest Armloads of Tomatoes from Two Tomato Plants in this Self-Watering Tomato Planter!

  • Grow the tastiest vine-ripened tomatoes in our revolutionary planter
  • Clapboard-style planter is sized to fit 2 super-productive tomato plants
  • Includes Classic Planter and integrated 34" high support
  • Make it mobile! Add optional Casters, sold separately
  • We recommend compact determinate (bush) varieties that grow up to the height of the support
  • For taller tomato varieties add the Classic Tomato Support Extension, sold separately, which provides an additional 22" of support
  • We recommend filling the planter with three 20-quart bags of our premium Organic Self-Watering Potting Mix and 2 cups of our GSC Organic Tomato Fertilizer, sold separately

Get ready for a bonanza of delicious, juicy tomatoes all summer long! Breakthrough technology makes this self-watering planter the most effective way to grow tomatoes on your patio or deck. It holds a generous 60 qts. of potting mix — plenty of room for two tomato plants. Made from durable, low-maintenance polypropylene. We recommend using the included tie-backs to secure the planter to a post or railing.

Success starts in the roots. The perforated planter with sidewall ventilation and lightweight Grow Bag liner air-prune roots, ensuring a dense, vigorous root system that can take up more water and nutrients — the secret to super-productive plants.

Dual-Hydrate Watering System. Draws water from the reservoir into the soil two ways — an evaporative grid plus capillary strip — efficiently providing roots with water. And the large water reservoir provides consistent moisture and reduces watering chores.

Customizable support. The Sturdy Snap-Lock Rings and 34" integrated aluminum spines provide support wherever and whenever it's needed — and you can open, reattach and lock in the rings to gather up and support wayward branches.

Deborah, our lead Product Tester, says, "This planter is by far the best container for growing tomatoes that I've ever used."

Product Details

  • UV-resistant polypropylene, BPA-free polypropylene liner, aluminum, powder-coated steel wire
  • Planter: 26" L x 18" W x 17" H
  • Support: 34" H
  • Reservoir holds 5 gallons
  • Holds 60 quarts of potting mix
  • Fabric is imported
  • Easy assembly
  • Gardener’s Supply Exclusive

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:Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter
 
2.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Holding capacity (9)
  • Durable (6)
  • Drains well (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (8)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (6), Getting started (3), Master gardener (3)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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2.0

It's difficult to assemble

By Tony

from MA

Pros

    Cons

    • It would be so helpful if the parts were labeled

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

      Label the parts and post a video on your website of how to assemble.

       
      1.0

      INNOVATIVE & POORLY DESIGNED

      By Retired Gardener

      from Eastern PA

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Lightweight
      • Mobile with wheels
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • Difficult To Assemble

      Best Uses

        Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

        I was intrigued by the concept as we wanted to grow tomatoes on our deck. Bottom line - great idea and probably one of the poorest designed products I ever purchased. I struggled mightily with the wire support assembly, finally giving up after getting 3 of the 5 supports installed. We better get the world's best tomatoes or ...

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Kim

        from Manasquan, New Jersey

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Drains Well
        • Holding Capacity
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants

          Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

          This was a great container for my deck to grow Tomates.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Rivals the Swedish Furniture Store "Divorce Maker"

          By CovertOops

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Holding Capacity

          Cons

          • Difficult To Assemble

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants
          • Tomatoes
          • Vine plants

          Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

          It looks good and will likely be fine for our tomatoes due to its nice deep planting area. This review is solely based on putting it together. Spoiler alert: IT WAS AWFUL.

          This item is the gardening equivalent of the Swedish furniture store "divorce maker" (look it up). The instructions come on 1 piece of paper with two sides. Simple enough. Then you start constructing. The pieces don't quite fit how one would intuitively think they would. The inside liner needs to both go under the flimsy plastic edge/ridge, but it can't do that all the way around, which leaves gaps and also isn't long enough to fit underneath. You then need to put dirt in it up to 1/2 way, which then pulls the liner out of the edge in the previous instructions. God forbid you didn't start putting this together in the exact place you want it because there are no handles to cart it anywhere, meaning you have to deadlift a bin with 2 bags of soil - and not by the most convenient place at the top, which pops out if you look at it funny. The support poles pop out if you provide any sort of leverage to put on the clips. The clips are so snug that we needed to use makeshift tools like knives and garden trowels to get them to snap over the support for the wires (we broke at least one said clip due to this). Once you get all the way to the end, there is an acknowledgement that the design sucks and Gardener's is working on it with an "Oh, by the way," if you can't get the clips on, we designed better ones and you can request those. When we were done, we both had hand cramps and pinched fingers.

          Also, the wheels come separately. We didn't think we'd need them because this is going in 1 place until it falls apart. We thought we could set it up in a convenient spot then move it. Boy, were we wrong!

          Pros: Water reservoir, deep for tomatoes; nice brown color
          Cons: You will hate yourself or your spouse for purchasing this; no handles; the rim piece is flimsy; liner flops in

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          had problems with assembling

          By tom

          from kearny n.j.

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Drains Well
          • Holding Capacity

          Cons

          • Difficult To Assemble
          • I broke three of the fasteners try to assemble

          Best Uses

          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

          everything is great except the plastic clips, I didn't think they will last if you have to relocate them.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Poorly designed

          By Na

          from Sacramento

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

              I should have paid more attention to previously posted comments. Assembling this planter ....the support clips....is an exercise in pure frustration. It goes back tomorrow

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Tomato planter

              By LR

              from Chicago,il

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Drains Well
              • Holding Capacity
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Difficult To Assemble

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor Plants

              Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

              I like the design but the support was very hard to assemble.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              don't buy this product

              By mike

              from Huddleston, VA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Drains Well
              • Sturdy
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

                The locking clips that hold support ring clips in place are poorly designed and almost impossible to install. This is noted in the instructions which say "some people may find the locking clips difficult to install". There is a note that we can call customer support to get new locking clips, available in the late spring. Gardeners Supply, if you are listening, don't sell these units without the new clips.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Meh.

                By Carrie

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Holding Capacity
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Difficult To Assemble

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

                I purchased the kit, so I got the planter, fertilizer, self-watering potting soil, and I got casters.

                Let me just say, the supports were just impossible to assemble. I fought with the locking clamps, and couldn't get them to connect. Also, I think some pieces were missing from my box, as I don't have the support connectors... or at least, not that I can find.

                So in the end, this is just a very large, self-watering tomato planter on casters. Which is fine, because that's mostly what I wanted - it's very hot and dry here (Los Angeles) and so I'm experimenting with ollas and self-watering pots to try and conserve water while still having a decent garden - but I'm using bamboo poles and such for supports, because the built-in supports are just impossible.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I would NOT BUY this again, it leaks water every time I fill

                By dollady

                from Kingman, AZ

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Holding Capacity

                Cons

                • Difficult To Assemble
                • I am very unhappy with this piece!

                Best Uses

                • I LEAKS every time I try to fillthe bottom of it
                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about : Gardener's Revolution® Classic Tomato Planter:

                I haven't found anything GREAT about it. The top soil drys out and when you try to fill the bottom it leaks all over the place so the plants tend to droop because they are not getting enough water from the bottom. Who ever designed this needs to have their head examined!

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