The Metro Grower is a self-watering growing system. It can be used anywhere – a patio, balcony, fire escape, backyard, or greenhouse. The Metro Grower’s sub-irrigation design waters plants from the bottom up. The Metro Grower uses capillary action to draw water up through soil and to take the guesswork out of watering. As the water is drawn upwards through the soil into the root systems, it delivers essential nutrients to your plants.
With the Metro Grower, you can grow almost anything, anywhere: apple trees, cherry trees, blueberries, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, lettuce, squash, cabbage, onions, strawberries, ornamental plants and much more.
Watering into the Metro Grower’s visible reservoir allows you to monitor the water level effectively. The soil system wicks moisture up to the roots, drawing nutrients up with it. The soil system also air prunes plants to keep the root growth constant and prevent root circling. The fresh air prunes the tip of the roots which causes them to branch off, creating an even healthier root system.
The Metro Grower’s self-watering container has 3 pieces: saucer, pot, and soil separator.
Simply place your Metro Grower container on the watering tray and then place the soil separator in the container. The soil separator ensures that your soil is not saturated and you will never experience root rot. In several places, the soil will dip down into the water reservoir and wick moisture up to your root systems. Add your preferred soil mix and plant according to seed packet directions.
Overall Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 15 1/4
Saucer Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 3 1/2
Separator Dimensions: 15 x 3
Pot Dimensions: 17 3/4 x 15 1/4
“All the vegetables I’ve tried have grown better in self watering containers than in traditional containers. Many actually grew better than in the earth garden.”
-Edward C. Smith, author The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible
“Air is as important to root growth as water, accelerates plant growth, increases plant vigor and creates non-circling roots”
-Elsie K, Master Gardener
“Circling roots are ‘burned’ off or pruned when exposed to AIR, causing the plant to constantly produce new and highly branched roots.”
-Washington State University
“Circling roots (in potted) plants have difficulty getting enough water and nutrients shortening plant’s life span.”
-Oregon State University