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Self-watering Container Blueprints

Download easy step-by-step instructions to build a self-watering container. Choose either the soil-wick or terry-cloth-wick model.

Whether you live in a dry climate or you lack the time you desire to consistantly take a watering can to your container garden (or rooftop) plants, this garden project is for you. Download these easy-to-follow instructions for how to build a self-watering container with a soil wick or a self-watering container with a terry-cloth wick.

Click for soil-wick instructions.

 

Click for terry-cloth-wick instructions. 

 

To learn more about how to build self-watering containers in Laura Hill's "Wick It, Wick It Good" in the Summer 2010 issue of Urban Farm.

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Just did it! NOoo, not to make the self watering contraption, though I totally forgot about that too, but to water my Polka Dot plant & it withered away. It was doing wicked great too before it's demise!
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 5/17/2014 10:33:11 AM
That's pretty cool! I think I'll try one out on my deck this year and see how it works.
Jean, Framingham, MA
Posted: 2/27/2014 4:47:36 AM
Great for forgetful people like me!!!
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 10/5/2013 8:01:33 AM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 4/13/2013 5:51:10 AM

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