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Self-Watering Railing Planter

Self-Watering Railing Planter

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Item# 40-145
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4.5 223
$39.95
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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
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:Self-Watering Railing Planter
 
4.5

(based on 223 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (149)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (77)
  • Attractive (73)
  • Holding capacity (67)
  • Weather proof (59)
  • Lightweight (57)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (72)
  • Growing seeds (9)
  • Window decoration (9)
  • Flowers (7)
  • Household plants (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (108), Yes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (68), Getting started (17), Master gardener (6)

Reviewed by 223 customers

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5.0

Just what we needed

By Dave

from Denver

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

    Fits well on the patio rail

     
    3.0

    I would buy the planter with a water level indicator

    By Marti

    from Palo Cedro, CA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • No way to monitor water in the reservoir.

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

      At first I was looking for a water level indicator to know how much water was in the reservoir. However I did not see one. I'm hoping by watering liberally will keep the reservoir full.

      I do like everything else about the railing planters.

       
      5.0

      Great for my railings

      By Dedo

      from Redmond, washington

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Drains Well
      • Holding Capacity
      • Lightweight
      • No assembly
      • Sturdy
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

        Have put it near my humming bird feeders and planted with red flowers. The birds are attracted to it and then visit my feeders. A win-win situation for me. I like how it seats firmly on my deck railings.

         
        4.0

        Convenient and attractive

        By Cher

        from Bedford IN

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Holding Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants

          Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

          Great addition to add plants and color without taking away from limited floor space. Self-watering is a plus

           
          5.0

          Convenient

          By Jen

          from Fl

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Drains Well
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor Plants

            Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

            Love it

             
            5.0

            Balcony planter

            By Jen

            from Fl

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor Plants

              Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

              Love it!jen

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Flower success!

              By Tracey the Grandma Gardener

              from Kaysville, UT

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

                #sweepstakes

                I have two of these and I used them on my wrought iron railing. It's only about 1 inch wide but they worked fine. I had these in a shaded area and only had to water them maybe once a week during the hottest month. Otherwise they could go for 10 days without being refilled.

                (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.

                  (2 of 2 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.

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