How To Make A Self-Watering Plant Container

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Real Estate Agent with CONLON/Christie's International Real Estate

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:

  1. Hydroton (also known as LECA)
  2. A large pot
  3. An irrigation pipe and float from a garden center
  4. 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

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Jeremy K. Frost
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Great post! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the active rain community!
Jan 04, 2010 09:17 AM #1
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Michael LaFido
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Your Welcome. My wife thought it was very useful as well. ~Mike
Jan 04, 2010 09:34 AM #2
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Rob Thomas
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Michael...great idea for a post! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Jan 04, 2010 11:32 AM #3
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
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Interesting post Michael.  Although, I am not familar with "leca" - What is it?

Jan 04, 2010 12:34 PM #4
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David Slavin
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My plants would love it if I made this instead of waiting for them to be almost dead before watering.

Jan 05, 2010 04:38 AM #5
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