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 1084 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Drains well (601)
  • Holding capacity (429)
  • Lightweight (313)
  • Easy to use (129)
  • Weather proof (102)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (10)
  • Grows mold/mildew (8)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Deteriorates/rots (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (745)
  • Household plants (285)
  • Plant transferal (231)
  • Growing seeds (211)
  • Patio (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (665), Getting started (214), Practical (110), Budget shopper (54), Master gardener (53)

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4.0

Great Product

By Banker

from Chambersburg PA

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Drains Well
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

    Great for the self watering planters. I have had them for 4 years and replace soil every 2 years and it works great!

     
    5.0

    jeannie

    By jeannie

    from michigan

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    Pros

      Cons

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          Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

          Great mixture for railing planters..do not need to water daily.

           
          5.0

          Perfect potting mix

          By Ginger

          from Rochester Hills, Michigan

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Drains Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

              I purchase this mix every year for my self watering deck boxes. After the season is over I recycle the soil to my garden in areas that need some soil amendment. It's a win win for me!

               
              5.0

              It works great

              By Poly

              from Trenton, michigan

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Household Plants

                Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                Put it on a deck rail

                 
                5.0

                Great product!

                By Martha

                from Windsor, Ct

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Drains Well
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Plants

                  Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                  I have used the whole tomato success kit for three years. Every year, beautiful, bountiful tomato crop. This product makes it easy! Love, love, love!

                   
                  5.0

                  Good soil mixture

                  By Deb the walker

                  from Freedom, PA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Drains Well
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Plants

                    Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                    Use this soil every year for my Self water containers....great stuff :)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome results

                    By nansea

                    from DE

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Drains Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor Plants

                      Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                      Excellent results from self-watering container mix. Veggies & herbs grow beyond normal.

                       
                      5.0

                      Lightweight

                      By Ron

                      from Woodbury, CT

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor Plants

                        Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                        use it for self watering containers - great product

                         
                        5.0

                        GREAT STUFF!!!! Love it.

                        By Pammy

                        from Sandisfield, Ma

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Drains Well
                        • Holding Capacity

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor Plants

                          Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                          Use this in the patio self-watering planter on our deck. It is so great. Tomatoes love it!!!!!

                           
                          5.0

                          Helpful soil in dry area

                          By Earthgirl

                          from Harlingen,TX

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Holding Capacity
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Sometimes I Think It Keep

                          Best Uses

                          • Used With Our Self-water Planters

                          Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                          Use with our self watering planters in hopes of keeping watering time down and water use to minimum

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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.
                          • How to successfully grow plants in containers, indoors and out.
                          • Learn how to choose the right soil and fertilizer for whatever you want to grow. Our exclusive garden-tested soils and fertilizers are formulated to provide optimum growing conditions for your plants.
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