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self-watering tomato container in Texas, DFW area

Posted by liz_h 7/8 DFW Texas (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 30, 12 at 18:50

5 years ago, we made some Earth-Tainers. The vinyl bins didn't last long in the blazing sun. Now I'm looking at some UV-resistant commercial systems. AFAIK, the only one available locally is the Emsco planter at Lowe's. It only holds 2 gallons of water, and I'm not sure if that would last a day for a tomato plant. (I haven't checked too many places, but these were not available the last time I looked)

there are several listed at Gardener's supply online.

Any suggestions?

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RE: self-watering tomato container in Texas, DFW area

Check out Earthbox either at their site or Amazon. Also they are ususally on TV on HSN every Spring with a special. I have used them for years and they are built to last. On their forum some still have their original boxes. Their water reserve is 3 gallons. I am in a hot climate also and during high heat you will be watering daily. I could cut down on watering by just planting one mater per box but I always have WAY TOO MANY new ones I want to try. Good luck! Linda

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