Tips for Using Eden Brand Self-Watering Planter Pots

Eden Brand Self-Watering Planter Pots are an innovative product that will make growing your favorite plants much easier.

With self-watering pots, you never have to worry about forgetting to water the plants again because they take care of themselves!

The best part is they can be used with any type of soil and even indoors.

If you’re not sure how to use them properly, don’t worry – we’re here to guide you through it.

How do Self Watering Pots Work?

The self-watering pot is a gardening miracle that eliminates the need for you to constantly water your plants. The soil in the container draws moisture from the reservoir below, keeping its roots moist and healthy.

The water in the reservoir should be changed every two weeks and it can go longer if you live in a dry climate or have plants that don’t need watering often.

When deciding on where to place these containers, consider whether they will get enough sunlight since lack of light could prevent them from growing properly (although there are some varieties which do well indoors).

How to Use Eden Brand Self-Watering Planter Pots

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When you have first put your soil and plant in the pot, you’ll want to give it a good watering from the top.

Transplanting a plant can be hard on its root system and water helps in repairing this damage.

If you can remove the top section of the planter, you can let the water drain outside before re-attaching.

Otherwise, you can let the water drain into the reservoir.

Once the plant is healthy and established, you can water directly into the reservoir of your self-watering planter and the plant will take as much water as it needs.

The optimal watering frequency will depend on a range of factors including the plant type and sunlight.

Don’t have your Eden planter yet? Head to your local Bunnings

Eden planters are available at Bunnings stores around the nation. Use for veggie and herb plants, or to create an outdoor colour scheme in your garden area – they’re perfect as indoor decor too.

The latest edition of Eden Planter’s plant pots is now available at select locations throughout Australia with new colours and styles to suit all tastes.

Best Alternative: GardenBasix Self Watering Planter

These self-watering pots are our top pick for most people.

They are affordable, sturdy, and do what they’re meant to do.

Not only are these pots simple to use, but the water level indicator lets you know when and how much to water your indoor house plants.

Self Watering Pots FAQ

How do Eden self watering pots work?

Eden self watering pots share their design with standard self watering pots and they work by providing water to the plant as it needs. The pot is made with small holes near the bottom that channels water from its reservoir and delivers it back up into the soil when necessary. Fill the lower reservoir with water and the plants will absorb moisture through the soil as needed.

Do you put rocks in the bottom of a self watering planter?

No, it isn’t necessary to use rocks in the bottom of these planters. In fact, it will hinder the process of water being absorbed by the plant.

Are self watering pots good?

Yes, self watering planters are great way to ensure your plants get the water they need. Many plant owners kill their plants by overwatering them and this design can help reduce the risk of root rot. Also, self watering pots will save you the headache of remembering to water your plants as regularly.

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Steve Kropp

Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY and is always looking for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking meals with produce harvested from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.


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