I do not have too much time to spend, but when I do I like taking care of my plants. They require very little attention and reward me with beautiful flowers and oxygen. But when it is summer and I have to go to the mountains or seaside for a whole week, my plants suffer because some of them need to be watered regularly and more often when it is hot. That is why I always have to leave somebody behind to take care of that chore for me. Well, now I have discovered this nice Joey Roth Self-Watering Planter which is really useful.
As you can see from the title of the article, this is a self-watering planter. I mean it is an almost normal planter that is made of ceramics, except for the inner tube that is supposed to be filled with water. This tube will allow the water to go outside, in the planter, as the water level there goes down.
This is possible thanks to the special feature of earthenware, ceramics, of having big pores and allowing the water to go through them. So when the plant has enough water, the liquid just stays inside, in the middle tube. But when the ground or soil in the planter dries, it gets the water it needs little by little. I must admit – this is a very clever innovation and it helps gardeners or plant lovers. It is designed by Joey Roth, so I guess you will have to contact him if you want to purchase the item.