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Grow Up With Stacking Planters
by Charlie Nardozzi
One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters system consists of 13-inch-diameter, 16-inch-deep, cloverleaf-shaped pots that stack neatly on top of each other. A stack of three pots allows you to grow nine plants. The polypropylene pots contain UV inhibitors to resist fading and cracking. They come in a range of colors including terra cotta and hunter green.
Small plants such as lettuce and pansies, or cascading plants such as petunias and thyme work best. You can stack up to nine pots on top of each other and secure them with a metal rod running through the center of the pots. Stacking Planters can also be adapted into hanging containers.
There are other versions of Stacking Planters, as well. The Self-Watering Planters have a unique water-wicking system to keep soil moist, and the Stacking Tubs allow you to grow large plants in portable containers on wheels.
For more information on Stacking Planters, go to: NJ Supply.