Gardening is the most interesting activity that gives mental satisfaction to its follower. Every gardener wants to keep plants always fresh with water but unfortunately when they move away from them for few days such plants gets destroyed due to lack of water and proper caring. Such moment seems to be very embarrassing for the owner of garden. However, there is an inexpensive solution for this problem too. In fact, you can easily build self watering pot at your home which will give water to your plants even in your absence. The diy self watering pot will work on the phenomena of osmosis in which the system will hold water in the reservoir and it will be automatically drawn when the soil of plants gets dry.
Here Are 9 Simple Ways To Build Your Own Self Watering Pot:
Self Watering Container:
Self watering container can be easily created by using wooden boxes having plastic base. You will also need to fix a small drum and a small control box to the main water container by using connectors and pipes so as to complete this pot. Here, the control box will perform the role of controlling water in the wooden box container.
Wooden planter is another typo of gardening pot which you can easily create at your home by forming a wooden box of wooden slab and notching the wooden flooring. After preparing the box by screwing the side together, you’ll need to add reservoir and pond liner to the box. Your wooden planter is now ready and you can plant your favorite vegetable here comfortably.
Upside Hanging Down Watering System:
This is a unique way to water your plants when you’re not at your home. Upside hanging down watering system comprises of total 4 planters and a single water supply. To complete this system, you’ll need 4 plastic containers of equal size and a horizontal hose under each planter which will attach the planter and reservoir together. You can freely insert your favorite plant on the planter after hanging them.
Standard Self Watering Planter:
Standard self watering planter can be made by using a plastic container, a bottle and a small tube type bowl. You only need to add a small tube type bowl with perfect lid to the base of the plastic container followed by making hole in it. After making hole in the base, next you’ll need to attach bottle to it and pacing it inside the container. Now attach the lids within the cage so as to complete the watering system.
Tomato Cage Container:
Take a 5 gallon water bottle and cut it into 2 parts after making some holes to the bottle. Two parts of bottles are needed so that one can function as a water reservoir and other will work as a soil container. Now, take the small bottle and put a small mud bowl inside it followed by placing it upside down on it. Now ad your cage and pour soil in it so as to complete the system.
Foam Box Planter:
This type of self watering planter an be by using pvc pipes, a foam box with lid, stick, waterproof tape, a saw and pair of scissors. First of all cut the lid and makes its side as a frame. Now cut the PVC pipes so that it can fit well to the size of box. Now insert the PVC pipes as a connector on the lids and sides of box followed by inserting your plant and filling up the box with soil. Your foam box planter is now ready to function.
Easy DIY Planter:
You can also make diy planter having double pot and a water reservoir. Firstly, look for 2 besting planters and place the pot in your desirable place after sealing all the holes. In this plantar, the watering system usually works in two fold and it remains completely protected from effects of excessive heat.
Simple Watering Planter:
For this watering system, you’ll need a wick followed by placing it on our desirable place and filling it. Now take pipe and drain hole on it. Place the water pipe on the wick and add soil, water and plant to the wick. This watering system can be completed within a day if you’ve all ready material with you.
Garden Self Watering Container:
In this system, you’ll need two big containers. The first container will acts as a planter and another will act as a reservoir. Steps of this watering system are similar to other DIY planter but it consumes too much space than other planter.