Large self-watering containers available in the stores

Here is a list of some large self-watering containers available in the stores. The correct name is sub-irrigated planter (SIP):

- EarthBox. This is the original commercial SIP, designed by a Florida farmer.

- Grow Box by Garden Patch. This is the most established alternative to EarthBox. It has the advantage of a larger, open reservoir that you fill from the front.

- City Picker is a wider but shallower SIP, well-suited for lettuce growing but probably too shallow for tomatoes. The best price is at Home Depot, $23.

- Growums grow box is the newest kid on the block. It looks remarkably similar to Earth Box. The company is heavily focused on marketing to children. The box was available discounted to $9 at Lowe's in September.

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