Self-Watering Container Mix, 20 Qts.
Self-Watering Container Mix, 20 Qts.

Self-Watering Container Mix, 20 Qts.

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Exclusive | The Perfect Soil Mix for Self-Watering Containers

  • Lightweight mix wicks water from the reservoir to the root system
  • Well-drained to prevent waterlogged soil
  • Specially formulated for self-watering containers; also great for standard planters

Our field tests prove it: In self-watering planters, this lightweight mix works better than conventional potting soil. Its coarse, airy texture acts like a wick, carrying water from the planter’s reservoir to the root system. The result is more vigorous root growth, better aeration and less waterlogging. It's also an ideal mix for standard pots and planters. Contains sphagnum peat, perlite, vermiculite and limestone. 20-quart bag.

  • Contains sphagnum peat, perlite, vermiculite and limestone
  • 20-quart bag
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Self-Watering Container Mix
 
4.7

(based on 1126 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Drains well (624)
  • Holding capacity (440)
  • Lightweight (340)
  • Easy to use (129)
  • Weather proof (107)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (10)
  • Grows mold/mildew (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Pricey (6)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (772)
  • Household plants (294)
  • Plant transferal (237)
  • Growing seeds (217)
  • Patio (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (701), Getting started (217), Practical (110), Master gardener (55), Budget shopper (54)

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4.0

Seems to be perfect!

By Dsip

from North Dakota

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Drains Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Outdoor Plants
  • Window Decoration

Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

Easy to work with. I just feel it is a little spendy when compared to other bagged soil.

 
4.0

works very well for years.

By GMBea

from El Paso , TX

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Drains Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Household Plants
    • Outdoor Plants
    • Window Decoration

    Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

    I use it mixed with my old garden soil in the self watering containers for perennials and they have held up these many years . perfect for this El Paso dry weather.

     
    5.0

    This is the best self watering container mix on the market.

    By Lou,

    from Sharon, MA

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

        Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

        I tried to save some money by purchasing self watering container mix from a big box store. There was no comparison. The Gardeners Supply container mix was much richer, much lighter and able to absord more water. Going forward I won't use anything else.

         
        5.0

        does just what it is supposed to do

        By happy Lake Winni homeowner

        from Guilford, N.H.

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • "easy To Lift" For Srs
        • Drains Well
        • Keeps The Soil Moist
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

            Great product---helped us get a great profusion of blooms for our window box plants. Has just the right mix of ingredients to keep the soil as the correct moisture. Bags are easy to lift and move, even for us Senior citizens.

             
            5.0

            A perfect fit

            By DebbieL

            from Leetonia, OH

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Drains Well
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In Self Watering Pots

              Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

              Each bag fit one self watering planter perfectly. Buying 10 pots and 10 bags, easy!

               
              5.0

              Very light and easy to mix. Superior results!

              By Emily

              from Louisville, KY

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                  Very light and fluffy potting mix. Perfect with tomato success kit and easy to prepare.

                   
                  4.0

                  Perfect Size and Light Weight

                  By Deck Gardener

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Perfect size

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Deck Garden

                  Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                  Theses 20 pound bags are the perfect size for me to carry through my house to my deck. They are very manageable and light weight which makes the task of filling all the Self-Watering pots I have on my deck. At this point of the summer, they seem to hold the moisture much longer that regular potting soil, but I won't know for sure, until the August heat hits.

                   
                  5.0

                  It's the Best!

                  By Gourmet Gal

                  from Elkhart Lake, WI

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Drains Well
                  • Lightweight
                  • The Perfect Mix For Conta

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Plants
                    • Window Decoration

                    Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                    I use it in all my containers, and they look great!

                     
                    5.0

                    very good

                    By dlw

                    from Shelby TWP. MI

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                          This soil if light and easy to handle and seems to be keeping my plants wet longer than the others planters I didn't use it in.

                           
                          5.0

                          Good Product

                          By Anele

                          from West Palm Beach, FL

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                                I've had self-watering pots for several years, and I wouldn't use any other soil for these pots.

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