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Self Watering Containers: It’s NOT About the Water!

Everything we hear and read about self watering containers is about how it saves us time and energy watering.  That’s true enough, but the real truth that no one is talking about — and I don’t know why — is that plants do so much better in self watering containers.  And I have the photos to prove it!! 

Here’s the science behind it.  Because the plant eats and drinks 24/7,  it’s never stressed (unless you forget to top it off).  And that lack of stress keeps the microbes and bacteria in the rhizosphere where the roots live very happy.  When they’re happy, they help the plants make better roots and when those roots are happy, you have better plants.  It’s that simple. 

Look at these photos of side-by-side identical plantings under the same conditions.  The only difference is that one container has been converted to a self waterer and the other has not. 

Click on the photos to get a close up  and the differences will be obvious.

Converted Self Waterer on the Left