ORTO PLANTER CYPRESS | LARGE
Size: L 134 x W 42x H 66cm
The Orto Self-watering Cypress planter box includes a wicking bed inside that will feed your plants the perfect amount of water from below. You dont need to be an experienced gardener or have great soil to grow your own fresh healthy herbs and vegies. Orto is an enclosed system that can be placed on any surface with a enough sunlight. You simply fill the water reservoir as required and harvest your food as it grows.
The internal water reservoir is a 5mm thick food-grade plastic tub fitted with an outlet at the base that controls water levels and allows for easy draining when required. Wicking beds are increasingly popular for urban veggie gardens because they save 50% water usage and optimise growth by providing exactly the right amount of soil moisture in the root zone. Orto wicking beds include a reservoir level checker and overflow pipe so that you cannot overwater your plants. You can see the wicking process explained more thoroughly in our FAQ section.
Orto planter boxes are hand made in Footscray at our co-operative workshop. You are welcome to come and see us at work or alternatively, check out the functioning Orto boxes in some of Melbourne's most delicious fresh food conscious cafes.
Plantation grown Australian Cypress has a class 1 durability rating due to its natural oils and will last outdoors above ground for forty years. No chemicals or preservatives are used in the treatment of our timber, instead we try to extend longevity with a plastic liner preventing soil or water from contact with the timber.
All Orto cypress planters includes all the wicking bed features. Options includes castors for mobility and a soil and plants package to help get you started. Note that we can ship anywhere in Australia but can only do the soil and plant set up in Melbourne.