23" Self-Watering Trough Planter

23" Self-Watering Trough Planter

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23" Self-Watering Trough Planter
Item # 34-361 ST
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This Planter Tells You When it Needs Water

  • Grow flowers, vegetables and herbs on your deck or patio
  • Self-watering planter has an indicator to tell you when the reservoir needs refilling
  • Long-lasting, UV-stabilized polypropylene

All of our self-watering planters protect against drought, but this one does more — it has a water-level indicator that tells you when to refill the reservoir, and a convenient funnel that lets you water from the top. Made of UV-stabilized polypropylene, these planters resist cracking, chipping and fading, and the sides are braced to prevent bowing. Choice of Terra Cotta, Stone or Green.

  • Made of UV-stabilized polypropylene
  • 2-quart reservoir and holds 16 quarts of container mix
  • 9-1/2" wide by 8-1/2" high

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4.4

(based on 42 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      4.0

      Nice looking planters

      By L. Gordon

      from Seattle, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice looking
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Herbs

        I purchased these because I am placing them in the front of the house where they will get full sun, and didn't want the soil to dry out.
        The color turned me off since they look to be a light gray/white on the website, and are called 'stone', but they are more of a bone or almond maybe even a light harvest gold, not a fan of the color at all.
        I looked at the water indicators to see how they worked and noticed the red topper on the top of the indicator was cracked. I then checked another one, another one, and another one...I had purchased 5 of the planter boxes and all of the little red indicator toppers were cracked or broken. I didn't want water to get in the tube and possibly hinder the floating properties of the bobber/indicator, so I went to the hardware store and purchased #6 thread protectors which fit perfectly over the indicator tube.
        Since I am using them outdoors in the rainy PNW, I read the instructions and was confused by the 'locate the 4 columns at the bottom of the tray and drill a hole in 2 or more of them'. There are at least 8 'columns' coming up from the bottom...are they talking about the 4 taller columns? or the 4 shorter columns? I guessed and chose the taller ones...hope I picked the right ones.
        I am using these to plant herbs and strawberries, they look very nice and seem to be much sturdier and better priced than ones found at a big box.

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        4.0

        Great for herbs!

        By Phx Deb

        from Phoenix, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Perfect size

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Perfect For Growing Herbs

          Using this for growing herbs, love the size and shape can't find anything wrong with it

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          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Highly recommend

          By BigMNTwinsFan

          from Florida

          Verified Buyer

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                Product was exactly what I wanted. Highly durable and will help keep plants in good condition without the pain of daily watering and drying out.

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                4.0

                good item

                By the flower lady

                from chicago, il

                Verified Buyer

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                      the picture in the catalog is white, came in a bone color. was disappointed in that. otherwise a good flowerbox

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                      • No

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice size, shape and function

                      By Sarah the Novice Gardener

                      from West Chester, PA

                      Verified Buyer

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                          • Annuals
                          • Lettuce
                          • Small Vegetables

                          I bought these in the 32" size because I planned to use them next year to grow pole beans and morning glory to cover my patio walls, which are surrounded by concrete. The containers I used previously were a little to small to handle all the plants I had in them, especially such fast growing plants.

                          When they arrived, I was really happy to see the were not bright white, like they appeared in the picture. They're a light beige and a little speckled, and they look quite nice. I was too impatient to put them away until next year, so I filled them with fall vegetables and greens that I didn't yet have space for in my raised bed.

                          They are a nice size for lettuce, and I've also got Swiss chard, kale, and baby bok choy, with the hopes that the containers have enough space for their roots. So far, so good!

                          They are outside, and they are exposed to rain. After a heavy rain, the reservoir is filled past the "Max" line, which could be bad for some plants whose roots reach the bottom. When possible, I've moved the planters to a covered area when a heavy rain is predicted, to prevent drowning my little plants.

                          The containers can also be used like a standard container if you put holes in the bottom and take out the reservoir. It would be nice is they could have the best of both worlds- if there were drainage holes above the max fill line, so some water could be stored, but it would prevent overfilling. I may experiment with drilling such holes when I use these containers again next year.

                          After buying 3 of the larger 32" size of these containers, I came back and bought 3 of the 24" containers. I really like the look of them, and they're a very functional size and shape.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          works well as usual

                          By loves plants

                          from columbia sc

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                do work to keep plants watered for extended periods of time. so in hot south carolina this is great

                                they can be adapted to work in both an area that has no rain exposure or one that does.

                                I have purchased 6 of them now, so you know I am pleased with the product

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Makes growing plants easy

                                By Test123

                                from Grand Rapids, MI

                                Verified Buyer

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                                      It works great. I love it you only need to add water every few days, instead of every day. My herbs are growing great. I usually manage to kill the herbs in about month. But this year they are growing better than ever.

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                                      • No

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      not what was expected

                                      By Iris Lover

                                      from Chicago IL

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Cracked Corner
                                        • Drill Needed

                                        Best Uses

                                          First, on reading the assembly instructions it turns out you need to drill holes in it with an electric drill, so I had to call a friend to do that - it should have been stated up front in the product information. Then, during filling, one of the corners cracked. I don't think this product is nearly as good as Gardener's Supply usually sends.

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Nice quality details

                                          By flowergirl

                                          from Tinley Park IL

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                I was lucky enough to find thse window boxes on sale. they turned out to fit my kitchen windows perfectly. Can't wait till it warms up and I can plant them. extra details are great.

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                                                • No

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                self watering planter

                                                By plant lover

                                                from Columbia,sc

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Less watering

                                                Cons

                                                • Water Level Hard To Read

                                                Best Uses

                                                • In Covered Areas

                                                second time ordering these self watering containers
                                                liked them the 1st time. The newer ones have a different water level indicator that I don't like as well as the old ones. The difference between empty and full of the indicator is a very short distance, so I find it hard to tell just how empty the container is. Otherwise, the system works great.

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                                                • Beautiful, bountiful planters depend on good soil, fertilizer and careful watering. But to take your planters from standard to sensational, you need the right plants. Start with this simple rule: Combine plants with three different habits. In other words, thrillers, fillers and spillers.

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