Self-watering plant containers are the ultimate in laziness or convenience, depending on your perspective. You can buy them on Amazon.com for $26 a piece, or you can watch this 3-minute, step-by-step video from Video Jug and build one all on your own.
You'll only need a few basic supplies in addition to fresh soil and some tools:
- Hydroton (also known as LECA)
- A large pot
- An irrigation pipe and float from a garden center
- Porous membrane
The video is broken down with easy-to-follow instructions. You don't need handyman skills or a green thumb to finish the job. Your end-result will be well-functioning self-watering pots and plants that require less time and attention.
Posted by Michael LaFido on January 04, 2010 | Tags: Gardening