Balconera Self Watering Planter
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Balconera Self Watering Planter is rated out of 5 by 3.Rated 4 out of 5 by Luckylassy from Lovely product if you order correctly I love this planter, I really do. BUT- be an educated buyer to determine the type of brackets you need. Read the manufacturers directions. If you want to hang this on a wall or on a round metal railings, purchase the black or white brackets. If you want to hang this on rectangular, wooden railings, buy the metal railing brackets That being said, there are no instructions on how to use the metal railing brackets - I don't know why. I have looked everywhere.Date published: 2012-05-09Rated 5 out of 5 by ceh1225 from Great idea! great for full sun decks!Date published: 2011-06-25Rated 5 out of 5 by WineCountryGardener from I LOVE this self watering planter! This is a great planter, but the purchaser should know a few things: 1. It's German. It's overengineered, and the instructions are not incredibly intuitive. BUT, once you "get it", you'll love how well thought out both the mounting system, and the watering system is. 2. To mount it, you need to also order the brackets called "railing brackets". I mounted mine in a window, and had to slightly modify the bracket system, since it's desinged to hang over the top of a deck railing. I just didn't use the piece that was intended to wrap on top of the deck rail. The mounting system is extremely cool, but again - you need to think like a German engineer to understand it. And you need a tape measure - and you need to have very precise measurements, because the planter itself actually screws on to the brackets on the bottom. Mounting the brackets on the window and side of my shed, knowing that I would have to get them precisely 19.5 inches apart, or the screw holes wouldn't align was a challenge. In the end, I was only able to get one to align but it's OK. The brackets also turn up from the horizontal support at the bottom. Hard to explain, but think of a "J" instead of an "L" (but still has the 90 degree angles of the L. The little turn up at the bottom of of the J fits right in two special holes in the bottom of the planter. The screws are just extra security,I guess. (Did I mention...German engineering....) 3. The planter comes with a gravel like planting medium that I wish Burpee sold individually for when I change out my annuals in the future. I expect I'll be digging the gravel out of the bottom of the soil area so that I can recover every little piece. I'll also be hunting it down on the web, which may be easier. 4. Time - the directions call for watering from the soil level, rather than from the water reservoir, for a good 12 weeks. That's darn near the whole summer! But my annuals established themselves quickly, and I had it mounted down on my garden shed in about 5 or 6 weeks, and they are drawing water from the reservoir just fine. 4. Finally, color. Mocha is NOT the color. Rather, it's a wonderful brownish, eggplant color. They should have named it aubergine or something like that. I suspected this from the photos, and was very pleased to see I was right when it arrived. If you can't or don't want to go down a purple path here, order the white one.Date published: 2011-05-14