Build Your Own Electronically Powered Self-Watering Plant System

It's all too easy to forget to water your plants. There are all sorts of tricks out there to automate the process, but Instructables user randofo's Arduino-powered system might be one of the more ambitious.

The parts list for this project is long, but the end result is a system that keeps your plants watered and alive without you even thinking about it. It uses a toggle, water pump, battery power and a few relays. It's actually very easy to set up, and randofo's Instructable is clear and easy to follow. If electronics aren't your thing, you can also do a similar system with just a plastic bottle and a tray. Head over to Instructables for the full guide.

Self-Watering Plant [Instructables]


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    Forgot to water your plants? Shame on you! Part of the fun of
    having plants is watering them =D

    I've designed a gravity-fed watering system that connects up to the
    tank of my toilet. I don't need to think about watering EVER! See
    the blog at http://drdunc1000autogardens.blogspot.com/

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