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 1121 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Drains well (620)
  • Holding capacity (440)
  • Lightweight (336)
  • Easy to use (129)
  • Weather proof (107)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (10)
  • Grows mold/mildew (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Pricey (5)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (770)
  • Household plants (293)
  • Plant transferal (237)
  • Growing seeds (217)
  • Patio (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (696), Getting started (217), Practical (110), Master gardener (55), Budget shopper (54)

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5.0

Very light and easy to mix. Superior results!

By Emily

from Louisville, KY

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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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                    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

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        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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                              Cons

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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

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  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.

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