In this world of convenience and efficiency, we want to offer you better, easier and more efficient ways to take care of your plants. As we offer you these smarter choices we make sure it doesn’t lose its realistic touch and gives you the same feels.
The item of convenience that we are talking about today are Self Watering Pots. Before we get into the details and specifications, Let’s get a general idea of what these beauties do!
These pots and planters use wicking action to provide water from a built-in reservoir, allowing you to water your plants by simply topping up the reservoir rather than having to keep track of the moisture level of the soil and watering according to each plant’s particular needs. Self-watering pots offer convenience, water efficiency, and improved plant health. They’re simple to construct using inexpensive, commonly available materials, or there are many stylish commercial options to choose from.
The mechanism behind how self-watering pots work is a phenomenon called “capillary action”. With self-watering pots, you need to thoroughly water the potting soil from the top at planting. Then, as the plants release water from their leaves, more water is drawn up by capillary action from the plant roots to replace it. The water that’s absorbed from the soil by the roots is likewise constantly replaced by capillary action within the soil, being fed from the reservoir by the capillary action of the wicking system at the bottom.
Here are four things you need to know about self-watering pots:
The growing bed is the upper part of the container that holds the potting soil and the plants.
For a self-watering pot to function properly, you must use a potting soil that is lightweight and absorbent. It may consist of soil as well as non-soil growing media such as coco coir, perlite, or grow stones.
This essential element of a self-watering pot is located beneath the growing bed. Since you can’t see the reservoir, having a way to monitor the water level, such as a viewing window or afloat, will eliminate the need for an overflow outlet for indoor planters.
The wicking system is what delivers water from the reservoir to the soil and on to the plant roots. To achieve this, you can either use wicks made of absorbent material such as pieces of rope or strips of cloth that are situated with one end in the water and the other in the soil, or you can devise a wicking pot that puts the potting mixture directly in contact with the water in the reservoir below.
Why you need self-watering pots?
Using self-watering containers can be the best way to grow some plants, particularly vegetables. By providing a consistent level of moisture directly to the roots of plants, self-watering containers can increase plant health and yield. Probably the most common mistakes gardeners make—even highly experienced gardeners—is to over-water plants. With a well-designed self-watering container, the plants will get just the amount of water they need to thrive.
Self-watering containers are also the perfect solution if you travel and can't keep up with the watering needs of your plants. They also work well if you have a place where you want a container, but its location makes it awkward or difficult to water.
How to use them?
We provide you with a wide range of self-watering pots to choose from, with various designs and colours. I will be listing a few of them here, to have a look at our entire range feel free to visit the self-watering pots category.
This hanging self-watering pot will not only make your life easier, with its unique design and classic colour, makes a beautiful choice for your home. This hanging pot makes a great stylish addition to any part of your home or patio. They come in various colours. You can use a variety of coloured baskets and plants, and hang them at different levels to create your own unique decorative effect.
Makes planting easy. This is a large pot, it’s for those of you who would like to include a few varieties together. Despite being large in size, it is:
Use a self-watering pot correctly and it will never disappoint you!
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