Style and Efficiency Come to Hanging Baskets With New Self-Watering Container

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This year the self-watering planters that I use to grow vegetables have been a blessing. While others struggled with the heat and drought, I just had to make sure the water reservoir had enough water. If you’re still container gardening in standard plastic and terracotta pots you should give sub-irrigation gardening a try. It really makes gardening a lot easier and a whole lot less stressful.

Lechuza is the first commercial line of self-watering planters I was introduced to a few years back. They make a beautiful and functional line of containers in various sizes, colors and shapes. I’m a big fan of my CUBICO and BALCONERA Cottage planters, and I may have to add a NIDO Cottage hanging planter to my collection after seeing it at the Independent Garden Center Show.

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The NIDO planter can be set on the ground, but the with the stainless steel hanger it turns into a self-watering hanging basket.

Hanging planters in a small space get plants off the ground and out of the reach of children and pets. They're also a great option for those who want a touch of green in a small space like a balcony or patio.

I stopped growing plants in hanging baskets years ago because I found that up off the ground the cheap plastic planters dried too quickly, and when watering them a lot of water is wasted as it runs through the drainage hole. Now that there’s a self-watering planter option I may have to give it another shot.

The NIDO Cottage planter sells for $34.95 on the Lechuza website.

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Tags: Gardening | Small Spaces | Water Crisis

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