How To Make Fantastic DIY Self-Watering Containers

How To Make Fantastic DIY Self-Watering Containers


Growing plants can be a lot of fun when you know what you are doing. Seeing the plants growing on your property is soothing and provides a wonderful look you cannot accomplish any other way. Many versions of self watering containers, also known as self watering grow boxes, self watering pots, and self watering planters are sold online, but you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost out of some easy to find items.

2 5-gallon buckets that have not previously contained chemicals
1 plastic funnel

Drill with a 1⁄4-inch bit
Saber saw

If you’re interested in gardening with self watering containers, but still want to make use of your existing standard planters, here’s a great way to convert all your planters into self watering containers. This project would also be good for gardeners interested in growing in self watering containers, but want something more visually attractive than storage totes.  Learning how to maintain your plants and the water they need is simpler than you might think. We found a great article explaining all about making your own self-watering containers at motherearthliving.com by Ed Smith. Follow the link below to start making your containers today

How To Make Fantastic DIY Self-Watering Containers