Build Your Own Self-Watering Planter

With two inexpensive plastic storage containers, you can make a versatile self-watering planter to grow your own vegetables in a small space. This video shows how to do it using just a few tools.

The system is similar to commercially sold planters, which are pretty pricey but don't require you to keep watering them often. They're also similar to these self-watering tomato planters we've highlighted previously which also involved using a tube for aeration and a wicking basket. The parts used in the video above, however, are a simple PVC pipe and a planter — easier to find.

YouTube user utilitycow is growing yellow squash, zucchini and cucumbers in this. I'm considering tomatoes. Got any gardening plans of your own?

Sub Irrigated Planter [YouTube]


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