I love planters because they’re a great way to take a little bit of garden and put it anywhere. What I dislike is keeping them hydrated.. it’s such a pain.
But the soil in planters dries up so rapidly, that everyday watering is usually a must if you want to keep the plants alive. But, we have the solution – enter the self watering planter! Check out these 8 easy ways through which you can build yourself your own self watering planters.
Learn How to Make Your Own Self Watering Planters with These Ideas
- Recycled Glass Self Watering Planter – The key here is the cotton wick which draws moisture up to the plant roots. Tutorial: Design Sponge
- These wooden boxes have reservoirs underneath which are regularly topped up by from the water butt on the right. It’s simple yet effective idea. Get the instructions at Vertical Veg
- Make this upside-down planters and always keep the plants hydrated, especially during the peak of summer while producing fruit. Get the instructions at Instructables
- Here is a terrific way to convert all of your planters into self-watering containers. Get the details at Bucolic Bushwick
- At Real Life at Home you will learn how to make A self-watering planter for under $10.
- This self-watering container can be used for many kinds of plants, but is really great for basil. Check how to make this self watering planter on ThriftyFun
- This one is for plants in ground or for a larger container or planter that needs a more constant water supply. Just insert the soda bottle into the space next to the root system of a plant. Fill the bottle with water from the top and the water will seep slowly through the holes in the bottle into the soil.
- By using 2 big buckets and styrofoam cup, that will be used as water reservoir, you can create a simple, yet effective kind of self watering system. Get full instructions at Crestone Solar School
Do you use a self watering planter? What is your favorite plant to grow in it?