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Self-Watering Sap Bucket, Steel
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Exclusive | Country Style Sap Bucket Planters with Built-In Water Reservoirs

We designed our Vermont-style sap bucket planters to look just like the genuine article, then outfitted them with a one-quart self-watering reservoir for healthy flowers. Charming on deck railings or fence posts, brimming with colorful blooms.

  • Designed after authentic Vermont maple sap buckets
  • Add instant appeal to deck, porch or fence posts
  • Self-watering convenience
  • Great for hot, dry locations
  • Our Self-Watering Container Mix is the perfect planting mix!
  • Made of galvanized steel with plastic insert
  • Aged finish
  • Hole for hanging
  • 8-1/2" top diameter x 12" H; 5-1/2" bottom diameter
  • Holds 5 quarts of container mix
  • Reservoir holds 1 qt. of water
  • Drill drainage holes if using outdoors
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    Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters
     
    4.0

    (based on 78 reviews)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (56)
    • Weather proof (30)
    • Holding capacity (26)
    • Drains well (24)
    • Durable (18)

    Cons

    • Difficult setup (12)
    • Flimsy (4)
    • Deteriorates/rots (3)

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor plants (49)
    • Patio (13)
    • Garden (11)
    • Plant transferal (8)
    • Household plants (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (46), Practical (14), Stylish (11), Budget shopper (9), Master gardener (6)

    Reviewed by 78 customers

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    4.0

    need 2 more

    By patti

    from yorktown heights,new york

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drains Well
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

      I have them hanging on the deck around the pool and they look fabulous. I need 2 more!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Surprised at negative comments

      By WyndWoman

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

        I've been using 3 of these for 5 or 6 years and haven't lost a plant yet. They are on the east side of the house, so they don't get sun all day, but with any container you have to choose the right plants for the location.

        Do drill a couple holes in the bottom of the container but not in the water resevoir. (Not sure why another reviewer said you have to do that.) If the resevoir overflows, the water goes out the drain holes rather than drowning your plants. You can also water from the top - no big deal. I do this a couple times a week, just to make sure nothing's drying out especially during hot dry spells.

        I don't think the plant roots have to reach down to the reservoir. Dirt is in contact with the water, and seems to naturally wick the water upward, far enough for the roots to get it.

         
        3.0

        sap bucket planters

        By Leslie

        from Montana

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • No drainage

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

        advertised as self watering. Mine came without this feature. They are cute, but overpriced, especially considering I didn't get self watering ones. They are just tin pots.

         
        3.0

        Interesting concept

        By Starryskye1980

        from Burlington, VT

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Difficult To Assemble
        • Grows Mold/Mildew
        • Too small

        Best Uses

        • Window Decoration

        Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

        Over all, it is really pretty, but the SW part was really difficult to assemble and didn't work well, so I ended up just using without the self watering feature.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfect for my application

        By Ellen

        from La Jolla, CA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants

          Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

          These are perfect for anchoring to our wood railings. I do not use the self watering pieces - just drilled a couple holes at the bottom for drainage. Easy to paint and the simple design does not detract from the plants. I originally ordered 2, they did the job so well I ordered 10 more!

           
          2.0

          Too tall & narrow

          By Leigh

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Difficult To Assemble

          Best Uses

          • Plant Transferal

          Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

          The pot is too tall and narrow for the self-watering feature to function. It would only work with plants with long, developed root systems, and even that would take some time to fully function.

           
          1.0

          Disappointing

          By Houston Gardener

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Holding Capacity

          Cons

          • Deteriorates/Rots
          • Rusts and turned white

          Best Uses

            Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

            The size and function would be great but don't expect it to look like the pictures. In a very short time the nice copper color was gone and now I see rust spots in less than a season.

             
            3.0

            Looks good

            By SMT

            from Pittsburgh Pa

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Deteriorates/Rots

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor Plants

            Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

            I didn't like self watering system, had to figure out myself. Pots looked great on my fence, but some plants dried out too fast and others didn't drain and plants drowned,even though I drilled hole in bottom as instructed. Would recommend not using self waterer and put in other draining options. Love the look though

             
            2.0

            Sap Bucket

            By Stump

            from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Difficult To Assemble

            Best Uses

              Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

              The whole system is difficult to figure out, there are no instructions that come with the pots. They hold to much water, you must drill holes through the bottom of the sap bucket as well as the water holding device, which pretty much defeats the purpose of the self water aspect of this item. They turned white almost right away, I am hoping they weather much better then I think they will.

               
              4.0

              looks good but...

              By kat

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Drains Well
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about Self-Watering Sap Bucket Planters:

                It took awhile to assemble the self-watering features, although the directions were easy enough to follow. I like the way they look, I don't think the self-watering feature is very reliable however, I continue to have to water the plants despite there being water in the reservoir below. The soil on top still gets dry quickly, not sure why.

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