Anybody use Stewart Balconniere planters?
I put stones on the bottom shelf to stop soil filling up the reservoir of water at the bottom of the planter, then soil on top. I left the bit of the shelf that drops right to the bottom of the planter as I realised that some earth needs to be in contact with the water. I guess the water is drawn up by capillary action but there are no instructions either when I bought the planter or on the Stewart website. There was a picture on the planter label that suggests the water reservoir should not be full of earth, just water.
However the soil seems too dry and I'm having to water the top of the earth as well as fill up the reservoir. Should I remove the stones even if the soil then drops though the small holes in the bottom shelf?
This is a link to the planter:
Thanks for any advice.