My children love planting and they are always very excited when I hand them a bag of seeds. In the past, we have grown peas, sunflowers, strawberries and others. We don’t always get the fruits of our labour though as we keep forgetting to water it. This is worse during the summer as we are often out and about and it’s when the plants need more water.
We recently installed a Karcher Rain Box which is helpful but it is not on a timer so we still have to turn on the tap to water it. So we are delighted to receive this Lechuza self-watering planter!
This beautiful Skandinavian blue planter is call the CUBICO 22. It measures 22 cm x 22 cm x 41 cm for the outer pot and measures 21 cm x 21 cm x 26 cm for the inner pot. In my video, I will show you the unboxing and how I installed the system.
I love this planter as it is very well made and the gloss colour is beautiful. This can be used indoors or outdoors. I chose to use it outdoors so I removed the red plug (found at the bottom of the planter) which allows excess rain water to drain away. To remove the plug, you will need a coin (I used 50p coin) or a flat surface screwdriver to remove it.
Installing the water level indicator is very straightforward and it is well made. Once the indicator is fixed, place the separator into the bucket and cover it with the LECHUZA-PON granulate. This granulate is to help regulate the level of salt. Then you can either top it up with good quality soil or use additional LECHUZA-PON granulate (purchased separately). Place your plant in and water it.
The next 12 weeks (depending on your plant) are very important before the self-watering system will work. This is where my children come in handy! You have to continue watering the plant as you normally would, pouring water onto the plant substrate from above.
To use the water level indicator, simply lift up the cover and pour the water straight into it. Do watch out for the maximum level. In the instructions, it did mention that if the level is below the minimum, you could wait for another 2 to 10 days before topping it up with water. Additionally, every third watering, be sure to pour water over the plant substrate from above instead of using the supply shaft. This helps regulate the level of salt. To find out more, visit the Lechuza website for more details or to buy in various colours and sizes.
Overall I am very pleased with the planter and would definitely recommend. They are very beautifully made and a great solution for people like me who either over waters or forgets to water their plants! You can get it from Amazon.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate link.