DIY Self Watering Planter

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DIY Self Watering Planter
DIY Self Watering Planter

"A DIY self watering planter is one of the best ways to make sure your garden vegetables grow healthy and strong all summer long! Plus, it's made to use rainwater as the primary source, which saves you even more money! Made with materials you can find just about anywhere, you can make your own self watering planter in as little as one afternoon. Don't forget to click through to get an update on how these planters last year after year!"

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGardening


Materials List

  • Rubber Tote with lid
  • Box cutter
  • Hot glue gun
  • 3/4-inch diameter PVC pipe
  • Supports (e.g. glass jars, more PVC)
  • Felt-tipped permanent marker
  • Tin Snips
  • zip ties

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My husband was just telling us the other day abot someone at his work that uses the rain water irragation to water his plants and then I see this self watering planter. What a super idea but it seems to require a lotof work to make one so maybe I can recruit someone to make some. This will keep the plants from drying out or getting to much water. If you are real passonite about gardening then this may be for you.

This is such a unique idea! I have to make this!


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