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Self-Watering Railing Planter

Self-Watering Railing Planter

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Item# 40-145
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4.5 216
$39.95
2 or more $38.00 each

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  • Convenient self-watering railing planter is simple to install
  • Straddles two sizes of rails — no brackets needed
  • Just fill the reservoir and plants get the water they need, when they need it
  • We recommend one 20-quart bag of our premium Organic Self-Watering Potting Mix; each of these planters holds 20 quarts

Now it’s easier than ever to have lush, colorful plants along a deck railing. This cleverly designed planter securely straddles rails made from both 4" and 6" milled lumber (actual width 3-1/2" and 5-1/2") — no mounting hardware needed. Best of all, it’s self-watering; simply fill the reservoir and plants receive water as they need it.

Product Details

  • UV-stable recycled plastic
  • 26-1/2" L x 11" W x 9-1/2" H
  • Reservoir holds 5 quarts
  • Holds 20 quarts of container mix
  • Note: If the planter will be exposed to rain, you will need a drill to open the drainage holes
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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:Self-Watering Railing Planter
 
4.5

(based on 216 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (144)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (72)
  • Attractive (68)
  • Holding capacity (62)
  • Weather proof (55)
  • Lightweight (54)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)
  • Need to drill holes (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (65)
  • Growing seeds (9)
  • Window decoration (9)
  • Flowers (7)
  • Household plants (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (108), Yes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (66), Getting started (13), Master gardener (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not sure how to water these.

By VanCityCathy

from Vancouver, BC

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

    A DIY watering tube inserted into the reservoir is the only way these could make sense.
    You'd have to cut 2 holes into either side to have water flow in and then drill overflow holes to ensure plants weren't sitting in standing water.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this again

    By Mongo

    from Winston Salem, NC

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drains Well
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

      Started with two. Bought one for sister, then I bought two more. Great for lettuce, watercress, etc...

       
      5.0

      Durable and well made

      By Hillary

      from Amherst, MA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Holding Capacity
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

        Great for patio railings.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Terrific deck addition

        By Traveling Gal

        from St Paul, MN

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Holding Capacity
        • Steady Doesn't Shake
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • About 4 Day Water Cycle

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

        Planted mums and impatients on the deck railing. Have never seen such healthy plants. Really adds some life and character to the deck. Water about every 4 days but otherwise ignored them. Great for the frequent traveler.

         
        4.0

        anxious to try this

        By Kathy

        from Superior, WI

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Makes Watering Easy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants

          Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

          I bought 2 of these planters for next year. I have a self watering window box from Gardeners, and I absolutely love it! It cuts down my watering by half. I grow impatiens in the window box, and they are beautiful right up until our first frost. If these railing boxes work as well, it's money well spent.

           
          4.0

          Self-Watering Railing Planter

          By Jason

          from Grass Valley, CA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Holding Capacity
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Not Sure When Full Of H2o

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants

          Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

          I would like some way of telling when the planter is full of water.

           
          5.0

          Garden on a balcony

          By Alvy

          from So. Tier NY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

          Beautiful and easy to setup

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I would not recommend this product

          By El

          from Danbury, CT

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Drains Well
          • Holding Capacity

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Easily Falls Off Rail

          Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

          If rail is within the larger measurement does not sit right

           
          5.0

          fits both rail

          By gardening grannie

          from Kansas City

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Fits Various Sized Rails
          • Holding Capacity
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Holdpotted Plants In Tray
            • Outdoor Plants

            Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

            Had several potted plants that were taking space on small deck. This freed the space & added visual interest from inside.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Attractive and eyecatching

            By Karen T.

            from Dingmas Ferry, PA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Household Plants

              Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

              I put this planter on my back patio railing and planted red geraniums and white superbell petunias in it. It really took hold well and looks fantastic. I don't have to water it everyday so that's a great pro. As I have a lot of plants to water, any product I can get that saves me some time is, to say the least, very valuable. I have also gotten some of your hanging containers with the reservoirs in them and they work great too! I don't see where anyone could have a problem with drilling out a couple holes in the bottom of the container. It was no big deal, very easy.

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