It’s been a few weeks of working on the yard and planning the final look from plants to the paths to planters and miscellaneous decor. As all these work started I got the opportunity to review a great Plow & Hearth self-watering planter which is great!
I don’t have much of a green thumb, it is more on the grayish scale but not really black. I can keep plants alive but sometimes they get close to parting ways with me. Like, a couple of months ago one of my plants almost died since the soil lacked the nutrients it needed and it was root bound. Now it sits safely in a new pot with a side whole for drainage on my night stand where it seems to love all the light it gets! That was a near miss…it is getting strong and huge! The leaves are not as big as they used to or as purple as they used to but we’re getting there. In a couple of months I’ll have to move it to a bigger pot with new soil.
But I digress. Remember the boys’ Nasturtium plants? Well, they are huge now so I decided to move them to the self-watering pot (I have no clue why I never thought about doing this on the first place).
I ran out of soil so I am going to have to add more soon. I am also thinking on adding more seeds in the middle. We are still trying to figure out where to put the planter and depending on where it ends up at we might get another one.
There have been times where I completely forget to water my plants (as in the 3 sole plants I have in my house) so a self-watering planters come in very handy to forgetful people like me! It is super easy to install, simply fill the hole in the middle with dirt and plant your flowers or plants per usual and remove the finial to fill with water. And you are done! The plant will take care of its own water intake. You will still have to check on the water level every so often but that is pretty much it! And nobody will ever know it is self-watering!
That hose thingy did not wanted to cooperate! It sprayed everywhere but where it should. But we finally managed to fill it up and man did it get heavy! For the time being it sits nicely on the boys’ balcony. It looks kind of off place so it might do some rounds around the house. Nasturtiums like cool weather so I don’t know how well they’ll do when it gets sunny outside (because Portland does not know the definition of summer).
Of course the planter has other uses! Like, for example, car carrier…which got pushed around the house and outside. But it worked wonders! Unfortunately I did not get a photo of A. carrying his cars in the planter around the house!
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