January 08, 2024

Watering your plants is an essential part of the gardening process. When plants are placed in planters, it's essential to monitor them closely to ensure they receive the appropriate amount of water. Potting soil in a planter is less dense and stays above ground. This means the soil will hold less water and will get warm quicker, causing the soil to dry out. The soil should be moist throughout but not wet. You want to keep the soil from becoming dry, and this may require watering your plants twice on some hotter days.  

Life can be busy. You might not have time to monitor the soil as much as you want. If only you could give your plants a way to water themselves… oh wait, you can! With Tusco’s self-watering planters! The planters are molded with a double wall design that creates an internal reservoir. This built-in reservoir encourages healthy plant growth by allowing plants to practically water themselves. Fill up the reservoir and the plants will slowly keep themselves watered. The water will be released from the bottom of the planter and absorbed from the roots up. The water will be continually released until the reservoir is empty. Which means you will not have to check on the plants as much! 

Self-watering planters give you a way to let your plants continually water themselves throughout the day, so you do not need to monitor them as much. Self-watering planters are also a great way to conserve water. Instead of having to use a lot of water throughout the day and spilling extra as you water your plants, you can fill up the reservoir once and not use more water until it is empty! Self-watering planters can also cut back on diseases since the water will go straight to the soil and not get on the leaves of the plant. 

Be sure to check what types of plants are best suited for self-watering plants. Some plants, like cacti plants, do not need to be watered constantly and may suffer from overwatering. However, plants like hostas thrive when they are consistently watered. Other plants that are ideal for self-watering planters are monstera, snake plants, peace lilies, baby’s tears, Boston ferns, Japanese Irises, or African violets. Herbs like rosemary, basil, sage, and thyme are also ideal for a self-watering planter. You can even grow vegetables like carrots, garlic, cabbage, and cucumbers in a planter with a self-watering feature. 

Tusco offers this self-watering feature in two types of planters: the Modern Colonial and Shiplap planters. Both planters offer a charming and modern look to any patio or garden. They can be used indoors or outdoors. All Tusco planters are weather-proof and UV resistant so they can last for years in an outdoor environment without fading or cracking. Each planter is made in the USA. 

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