Self watering liners for planters
In this review we are going to review some of the best Self watering liners for planters currently on the market.
Self watering liners for planters are perfect for those of us who want to keep plants but don’t want to worry about forgetting to water, over-watering or who simply don’t have time to water as often as needed.
The self watering unit supplies a constant amount of water to the plant, which means that the plant can absorb as much water as it needs, whenever it wants to.
There are a few different types of self watering kits for planters available on the market; some are self watering liners that you can put inside your own planter and others are stand-alone units, that you don’t have to hide away inside your own planter (although you totally can, if you don’t like the design and look of it).
In this article we will review 5 different self watering liners for planters, so you can be sure to find the one that’s best suited for your needs.
The way it works is through a disk which is placed at the bottom of the planter, the soil and plant sits above the disk, allowing the roots to draw water up from below.
In case you use the planter outside, you might want to punch drainage holes in it, to allow water to drain out following rainstorms and other situations where the plant won’t be able to drink the amount of water provided. Xs are marked on the planter which allows you to easily punch drainage holes in these locations, allowing for the planter to be used both indoor and outdoors.
The design of the Santino self watering planter is quite novel. At the bottom you’ll find a small tap, which you pull out and subsequently pour water into. Below it you’ll find a clear window which shows how much water is left in the reservoir.
The planter can be used both indoors and outdoors, as it’s made of durable UV stabilized plastic.
The design of this planter is a bit different than normal self watering planters, as it doesn’t feature wicks at the bottom, but rather a set of hollow legs, which reach down into the water and allows for the soil to draw up as much water as needed, while keeping the rest of the soil (that’s not in the legs) dry from the water.
As you can see in the picture, there’s an opening at the bottom of the planter. This allows for oxygen to circulate, preventing root rot and fungus.
A clip-on watering attachment is provided with the planter which makes it easy to water, and which also means that you don’t have to pour the water through the soil. The watering attachment also makes this suitable for use as a self-watering liner for planter, if you want to use your own planter instead.
[8" Self Watering + Self Aerating High Drainage Deep Reservoir Round Planter Pot]This self watering planter was funded through Kickstarter and has quite a special design. It’s made of a material called Tyvek, which is high-density and durable and at the same time flexible and washable.
The planter uses sub-irrigation to water the plants, which means that the water sits under the soil and provides moisture through capillary action.
Adding water is easy; in the corner of the planter there’s a tube through which you can check the water levels - when the tube is dry, you pour more water into it - simple as that!
The design of this planter is cute and looks great in your windowsill, however, if you have your own that you would like to use instead, using this as a self watering liner for that planters is also an option, due to the easily accessible ‘watering tube’ in the corner.
The patch planter is quite small, which means it can be used both indoor, on the balcony and outdoor.
[Patch Planters Easy, Compact Self Watering Herb & Greens Planter]