I’m using the self-watering garden boxes from Gardener’s Supply this year for the first time. So far they rock. Check out these “then and now” photos:
Flower box May 10:
Flower box June 10:
(The hummingbirds really like this one.)
Herb box May 10:
Herb box June 10:
(I have a feeling these guys are stretching to reach some light)
I’m also trying the self-watering hanging pots and Dave has more window box shaped planters in his salsa garden. We are also using the self-watering container mix from Gardener’s Supply too. Organic for the herbs and veggies and regular for the flowers. So far I think these are worth the price. They are well made and seem to work very well. The brackets on the window boxes are very strong and of good quality. The key will be seeing how these hold up from year to year and if they are easy to clean out and reuse without taking too much time in the fall.
This is the outer view of the herb box on June 3 (ah, sunshine, where did it go?):
The color I bought was Loden (I think, maybe it is bronze, now I can’t remember). I would have preferred Terracotta, but it was out of stock at the time I ordered.
So, to sum it up: Love the container boxes, would recommend them, wish the weather was better (as per usual)…
Thanks for reading and have a great day!