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Self-Watering Container Mix, 20 Qts.

Self-Watering Container Mix, 20 Qts.
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$10.95
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Description

  • 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.

Specifications

  • Contains sphagnum peat, perlite, vermiculite and limestone
  • 20-quart bag
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

Reviews

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Self-Watering Container Mix
 
4.7

(based on 1024 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Drains well (564)
  • Holding capacity (409)
  • Lightweight (281)
  • Easy to use (129)
  • Weather proof (96)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (703)
  • Household plants (274)
  • Plant transferal (223)
  • Growing seeds (199)
  • Patio (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (632), Getting started (194), Practical (110), Budget shopper (54), Master gardener (48)

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4.0

Excellent

By clyde

from Richmond. Indiana

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

    containers used to grow tomatoes

     
    5.0

    Plants thrive in it!

    By Don Pablo

    from Mt. Vernon, NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holding Capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Household Plants
      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

      This is the best soil-less mix to use with self-watering containers bar none. I've been using it for the past ten years approximately and keep coming back to it even though I've tried others. Plants love it too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Container Mix

      By Peter

      from Fairfield, CA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Drains Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds
        • Household Plants
        • Outdoor Plants
        • Plant Transferal

        Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

        Seems to work well. Very light weight. Good with self-watering containers. Stays moist for several days without watering.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great results

        By Ed

        from Bethlehem, PA

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • A Material Fertilizer
        • Drains Well
        • Easy to use
        • Holding Capacity
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants

          Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

          Purchased in package with 2 self-watering container kits. The tomato plants are some of the largest and healthiest I have grown in 30 years. Pepper plants are beautiful with great amounts of produce. I will certainly purchase this material again next year along with the extension tops for the tomato planters! The plants are that tall!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Sunshine Sol

          from Maryville,IL

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All in one
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds
            • Outdoor Plants

            Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

            Get the kit or just the soil mix every year. A proven performer.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great, still waiting for dry weather!

            By L., not afraid to try

            from Pittsburgh PA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Holding Capacity
            • Lightweight
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor Plants

              Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

              This the 2nd year I've used this in a self watering container. From what I can tell it is good - however I am still waiting for a long dry spell to really test it out. We have had too much rain. I did notice last year when emptying the pots the root stock of the plants were excellent - the plants themselves seem to thrive in it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for containers

              By Reba

              from Littleton, CO

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Drains Well
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Container plants
                • Household Plants
                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                I use this for the upside down tomato plants because it's so much lighter to hang. Also in my container plants on my outside deck, works really well.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Have purchased this several times!

                By Sallie Mae

                from Germantown

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Convenient
                • Drains Well
                • Holding Capacity
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Using In My Water Planter

                  Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                  So convenient to order this and not have to lug bags from nurseries! Have used this for a few years now and will continue!!!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  dynamic duo!

                  By gardening gram

                  from wa.state

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Drains Well
                  • Holding Capacity
                  • Lightweight
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Plants

                    Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                    I have a 50foot porch that I hang baskets from in the summer. When we travel I have to move these to a part of the garden that is on timers. Not any more, we left them in place with the new containers and soil, and they stayed moist for eight days.

                     
                    5.0

                    Good lightweight mix

                    By Shelly

                    from Long Beach, CA

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Drains Well
                    • Holding Capacity
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor Plants

                      Comments about Self-Watering Container Mix:

                      Using this with a self-watering insert for a pot. Seems to work great.

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