What is a Patch Planter?
Patch Planters are self-watering planters perfect for growing greens and herbs primarily indoors but work great outside too! Using a lifted floor, plants are constantly watered and grow at an exponential rate. Measuring only 12" X 6", Patch Planter boxes are compact, affordable, and easy to use. Now you can have that DIY indoor herb garden you always wanted, without all of the hassle.
How Does it Work?
The planter self-waters using a technique called sub-irrigation which allows the right amount of water to moisten the soil through capillary action – no over- or under-watering. This keeps roots healthy and yields bigger, more nutritious plants.
1 PATCH CONTAINER
2 LARGE BATTENS
2 SMALL BATTENS
1 FILL TUBE
2 LARGE RESERVOIR SUPPORT PIECES
6 SMALL RESERVIOR SUPPORT PIECES
What you'll need...
6 CUPS OF SOIL
4 CUPS OF WATER
SEEDS OR STARTER PLANT
How to Build a Patch Planter?
Slide battens through the slots in the binding. TIP - Pinch corners to expand opening
Assemble the reservoir support, place it on the bottom of the planter.
Place the insert on top of the reservoir support. NOTE - Make sure that the fill tube hole is on the same side as the planter’s overflow hole.
To assemble the fill tube, fold sharply at the score line, curl material into raindrop shape, and slide tab into slit. Slide the fill tube through the hole in the insert.
Fold the center “X” into the wicking leg. Lightly pack soil into the wicking leg.
Fill the Patch with soil, plant your seeds or starter plants.
Water up to the top ring of circles on the fill tube. (2 litres or half a gallon)
How to Plant?
Start filling assembled planter with potting mix
Lightly pack soil down in the wicking X
Leave enough room in the Patch for the starter plant’s root ball.
Position the starter plant and fill the rest of the patch planter with soil.
Moisten soil by sprinkling 1 cup of water on top (one time only).
Fill reservoir with water (fill up to the top ring of circles in the fill tube).
Place patch planter in direct sunlight. Check the reservoir level by looking down the fill tube. Let the reservoir empty completely before adding more water.