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 1119 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Drains well (620)
  • Holding capacity (440)
  • Lightweight (334)
  • Easy to use (129)
  • Weather proof (107)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (10)
  • Grows mold/mildew (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Deteriorates/rots (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (770)
  • Household plants (293)
  • Plant transferal (237)
  • Growing seeds (217)
  • Patio (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (695), Getting started (216), Practical (110), Master gardener (55), Budget shopper (54)

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5.0

It's the Best!

By Gourmet Gal

from Elkhart Lake, WI

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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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          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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                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.

                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By Terry

                from Michigan

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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Plants

                    Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                    I have had the tomato self water container for many years and always purchase the self watering container mix. I have this at our cottage and there can be two weeks when I am not there to water. But the container and the mix work well and always have a nice crop of tomatoes.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By no nicname

                    from Wheaton Il

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Drains Well
                    • Holding Capacity
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor Plants

                      Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                      I put two tomatoes on one old growing container I purchased from you a long time ago Always get tomatoes and with sweet 100's they grow way beyond where I can reach and I need to top the plant. LOVE this soilless mix and fertilizer.

                       
                      5.0

                      Best soil ever!

                      By Tom the gardener

                      from Worcester, MA

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                      Pros

                      • Best Soil Ever
                      • Drains Well
                      • Holding Capacity
                      • Lightweight
                      • Sturdy
                      • Weather Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Growing Seeds
                        • Outdoor Plants
                        • Plant Transferal

                        Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                        I bought this soil for container gardening but it works just as well in small tight spots that do not do well if the weather has been dry. Any plants that we have planted this summer using this soil around the plants has thrived and never looks like it needs moisture.

                         
                        5.0

                        best product ever

                        By don't have one

                        from Erwinna, PA

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                              Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                              I am growing tomatoes and few pepper plants and
                              herbs on deck, in containers.
                              Best results ever!

                               
                              5.0

                              Perfect blend of soil mix

                              By Eileen

                              from West Chester, PA

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Doesn't Stress The Rail
                              • Drains Well
                              • Easy to work with
                              • Keeps Plants Healthy
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Household Plants
                                • Outdoor Plants
                                • Plant Transferal
                                • Use In Rail Boxes

                                Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                                Former flower boxes got heavy and nails in boxes pulling away from deck. Top rails were replaced two years ago, so the new self-watering boxes fit on them beautifully. The new soil doesn't stress the weight of the boxes. Plants love it.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By Susan

                                from Cincinnati, Ohio

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                                      Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                                      Bought the self watering window boxes and decided to try this container mix. Love both products. Flowers I planted are doing great and growing quickly!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Very light

                                      By Cybervixen

                                      from Montgomery, AL

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Drains Well
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Growing Seeds
                                        • Household Plants
                                        • Outdoor Plants

                                        Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                                        Didn't realize light weight soil existed for use in window boxes. This stuff is great!

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