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Self-Watering Railing Planter

Self-Watering Railing Planter

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4.5 235
$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 235 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (155)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (88)
  • Attractive (84)
  • Holding capacity (75)
  • Weather proof (66)
  • Lightweight (63)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Need to drill holes (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (80)
  • Growing seeds (13)
  • Window decoration (10)
  • Household plants (9)
  • Flowers (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (108), Yes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (78), Getting started (18), Master gardener (6)

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5.0

Love these planters

By LB

from Connecticut

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

    I purchased three for deck. The railing fit is perfect and they look great.
    While the instructions are clear as to where to drill drainage holds, it would be nice if it came already done with plugs to remove.
    I also wish there was some indicator as to when the water reserve was empty.

     
    3.0

    Self watering is deceiving - Not like the older ones

    By Sue

    from Cromwsll, CT

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drains Well
    • Holding Capacity
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

      I have these on my rails to replace the ones I had that were very old and did not sit on the rails like these do.
      I'm not sure why they call these planters self watering. There is no way to just fill the reservoir like there was with the older system. The older system had cylinders that came up from the reservoir to fill directly with your hose, these do not have that. They are still very nice and fit many plants but self watering??? No.

       
      4.0

      Appears to be sturdy & well built ~ First month,we shall see

      By Lakegirl

      from Woodbury, CT

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Color choices limited
      • Drainage holes not drilled out

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds
      • Outdoor Plants
      • Plant Transferal

      Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

      Love the design, construction and railing fit! Color choices did not match our needs, we spray painted with an outdoor product. Too early to see how they hold up (or if the paint adheres). The water reservoir appear adequate, although the drainage holes need to be drilled out. Would advise this BEFORE adding soil & plants.

       
      4.0

      No drainage holes

      By VaMomOf2

      from VA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants
        • Plant Transferal

        Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

        I originally bought three and then purchased four more to put around my deck. I planted marigolds to repel mosquitoes away and so far so good. The only downside is that you have to poke your own drainage holes. The pots should come with plugs one could easily remove. Also, there is no indication as to where the drainage holes should be.

         
        4.0

        Love these! Turned out just right...

        By Kim

        from Branson, MO

        About Me Professional Landscaper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Household Plants
          • Outdoor Plants
          • Window Decoration

          Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

          I purchased these after doing a ton of searching for a saddle planter that would fit over the wide railings of a gazebo. I was pleasantly surprised to find they fit PERFECTLY- even a little on the snug side. Really dressed up the plain old gazebo.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Bought first planter last year and bought two more this year

          By Dzy

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Herb garden on my back porch!

            Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

            Growing my herb garden on my back porch railings. Easy to access, keeps bugs away and looks great

             
            5.0

            Very good quality

            By PJ

            from rural NY

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

                I have not added soil or plants yet due to slow sprint weather so I cannot comment on the plants and put plants in the drainage and durability yet but the design and quality are impressive.

                 
                5.0

                this planter is awesome

                By grandmary

                from arcadia, in

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Growing Seeds

                  Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

                  put spinach seeds in this on my porch and it is excellent!

                   
                  4.0

                  nice for fat railings

                  By Self watering fan

                  from NC

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Drains Well
                  • Sturdy
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Household Plants

                    Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

                    price is above expected

                     
                    4.0

                    Quality product

                    By MCM

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Holding Capacity
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Growing Seeds
                      • Outdoor Plants

                      Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

                      This is a good quality planter. It is worth the price.

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