I absolutely cannot complain
Dec 19, 2020
Everything is great. I ordered mine in mid summer, and It got here in just a few days. They were packaged very well, with plenty of paper packing inside and around them, with squares of cardboard holding them in place. They were clean and of good quality. During stretches of 95-110 degree days, I needed to refill them every other day, but throughout this 40-75 degree, cloudy fall, I've only refilled them 3 or 4 times. It doesn't completely eliminate the need to water the soil directly, but it can reduce it to only needing to be done once a week or so during the hot stretches I was talking about. When we have a few days of rain, the pot stays more or less full for the entire duration. I had to move one of them only 2 weeks after I first berried it, and there were already roots completely wrapping it. I highly suggest mulching the area where you're using it well. mulch doubled the extent of the water from the pot for me.
Great for rich organic soil
Dec 24, 2016
If you have a lot of organic matter in your soil, this pot will get you through the dry spells with great success. The water will be drawn from the clay as the soil around it dries. But in sandy, well drained soils, the moisture does not disperse outwards. It goes down below the root zone.