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gardenersdetective
Nov 30, 2011 7:59 PM CST
I have been searching for this planter in the US for two years. Has anyone seen this at a garden center, hardware store, nursery, or gift shop? I only find it from UK resources that don't ship to the US and if they did would probably charge double the cost of the product.

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sheryl
Dec 1, 2011 6:36 PM CST
Gosh, no, I sure haven't....
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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Mar 29, 2012 1:36 PM CST
Did you ever find it? it's an attractive design.

There are several variations on a 3-tier self watering planter that might suit you... taller than what you have pictured, but it does give a similar multi-compartment effect from the top (don't hang it, just set it down).

something like this one... http://www.amazon.com/Tier-Watering-Stackable-Hanging-Plante...
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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Mar 29, 2012 2:40 PM CST
Thanks Jill, no I can only find it on Great Britain websites. In searching I think I have found everything else ever made for growing herbs. The one you have pictured also comes in a larger version with castors at the bottom for a deck. I'm sticking to my guns and acepting no substitutions. I love that it can stay outside in our winters and that each small section is removable and no matter how they stack them you usually cannot remove a section. I also posted it on Pinterest hoping maybe someon out there has seen one but have not received any comments. Maybe it's a sign that I should be planning a trip to London for the Chelsea Flower Shower (on my bucket list). Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.

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critterologist
Mar 29, 2012 6:51 PM CST
Either a trip to England or a ceramics class is in your future... Whistling
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gardenersdetective
Mar 29, 2012 10:10 PM CST
Must be the trip because the ceramics can't be left outside in our winter weather.
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critterologist
Mar 30, 2012 4:41 PM CST
:-)

For anybody looking for a less specific herb planter, I noticed a bigger version of the stackable 3 tier planter when I was searching (for something quite different, LOL) on Amazon the other day... 30 quarts, so each "pocket" would be about the size of a "trade gallon" container (which I think is about 3 quarts by actual volume).

Akro-Mills, $38 on sale: http://www.amazon.com/Akro-Mils-RZJMEDI-Medium-Stack-A-Pot-3...

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sheryl
May 24, 2012 1:47 PM CST
But concrete, especially treated with root sealant sure can make it - and it requires no firing. I'm guessing hypertufa can, as well.

Just an idea!
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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Sep 22, 2013 1:19 PM CST
gardenersdetective said:Thanks Jill, no I can only find it on Great Britain websites. In searching I think I have found everything else ever made for growing herbs. The one you have pictured also comes in a larger version with castors at the bottom for a deck. I'm sticking to my guns and acepting no substitutions. I love that it can stay outside in our winters and that each small section is removable and no matter how they stack them you usually cannot remove a section. I also posted it on Pinterest hoping maybe someon out there has seen one but have not received any comments. Maybe it's a sign that I should be planning a trip to London for the Chelsea Flower Shower (on my bucket list).

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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Finally available. I received my Apollo Plant and herb Garden and it was everything I wanted it to be. I especially like that it is made from frost resistant materials. If you are considering replacing your deck herb garden I would recommend the one I bought on ebay. They only charged $6 to ship from UK to USA. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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mom2goldens
Sep 22, 2013 8:18 PM CST
Susan--I remember your original post from a couple of years ago. I'm so glad you were finally able to get one!
Hurray!
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critterologist
Sep 23, 2013 1:38 PM CST
Hurray!

Thanks for the update! Which ebay seller was your source?
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mom2goldens
Sep 23, 2013 8:03 PM CST
Susan: If you don't mind, could you post the diameter of this planter when you receive it? The one I saw on e-bay said it was 12", which is smaller than I thought it would be.

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gardenersdetective
Sep 26, 2013 5:40 PM CST
mom2goldens said:Susan: If you don't mind, could you post the diameter of this planter when you receive it? The one I saw on e-bay said it was 12", which is smaller than I thought it would be.

Linda


I had the same concern and was afraid it was a mini version of what I wanted. It is actually 20" when put together. Each of the 6 pie shaped sections is spacious enough for one herb to grow large in each section. If it requires too much watering/care when I move to Florida I will replace herbs with succulents.
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SongofJoy
Oct 21, 2013 6:30 AM CST
I really like that planter, Susan. I'm going to check eBay.
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RickCorey
Oct 22, 2013 4:06 PM CST
>> If it requires too much watering/care when I move to Florida I will replace herbs with succulents.

Have you ever experimented with wicks? If the herb planter stood up on something above a pan of water, some compartments could have two wicks dropping down into the pan, and other compartments could have one wick, or smaller wicks, or bigger.

Then just fill the pan as needed or tuck unneeded wicks up out of the water.

A dangling wick also protects a very young or small plant in a water-retentive pot from over-watering from the top. Excess water will be pulled out of the pot by the wick and drip on your deck, or evaporate. Sometimes I set seedling trays up on a chair or bench on a cotton flannel mat, and let that dangle, or a strip of fabric dangle, so it can drip and evaporate to remove perched water from the shallow seedling cells.

The 'dangle" is an important part, because it lets capillary attraction PLUS gravity pull the water down and away. If gravity didn't make the water drip away, the mat would just become as saturated as the bottom layer of soil and stay that way while the roots drowned.

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