So I'm kinda diggin these Misco Self Watering Pots from Target. I don't know about their durability through the years yet but I do know that they are a cheap and better looking alternative to the 5 gallon DIY self water pots.
I really like the 15" containers that sell for only $9.99. In my mind that's pretty comparable price to a DIY solution but it looks so much better. I also love the fact that I can get a lighter color that helps with overheating problems from the summer.
Dimensions: 12.500 H x 15.000 W x 15.000 D
Let's compare shall we?
|DIY 5 Gallon||Misco 15" SW|
The DIY version isn't so cheap anymore when you break it down to it's individual costs.
The figs plants that are in these pots have put on some explosive growth in the last 3 months. Some have grown about 3 feet and the trunk sizes on some of them have increased noticeably.
What I like about them is that they are easy to fill from the open gap and I can easily add a pinch of water soluble fertilizer every week to the reservoir. Which makes feeding a cinch.