Warmer weather = more traveling. Don't let your houseplants suffer while you're away from home! Rig up this DIY self-watering wicking system. It's a surefire way to keep your plants happy and healthy using ordinary materials you probably already own!

Warmer weather = more traveling. Don't let your houseplants suffer while you're away from home! Rig up this DIY self-watering wicking system. It's a surefire way to keep your plants happy and healthy using ordinary materials you probably already own!

Self Watering Planter Box by roswellsgirl, via Flickr--just a photo, no notes, but pinning for the picture. Could use pvc with holes drilled in them for the wicking spouts, would help support the weight.

Self Watering Planter Box by roswellsgirl, via Flickr--just a photo, no notes, but pinning for the picture. Could use pvc with holes drilled in them for the wicking spouts, would help support the weight.

Many versions of self watering containers, also known as self watering grow boxes, self watering pots, and self watering planters are sold online, but you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost out of some easy to find items.

Build Your Own Self Watering Containers

Many versions of self watering containers, also known as self watering grow boxes, self watering pots, and self watering planters are sold online, but you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost out of some easy to find items.

Here’s a wonderful and practical upcycle project! We’ve got three different types of planters you can make using plastic soda bottles! One is even self-watering. Ü There’s also a FREE DOWNLOAD.

Unique Planters From Soda Bottles

Here’s a wonderful and practical upcycle project! We’ve got three different types of planters you can make using plastic soda bottles! One is even self-watering. Ü There’s also a FREE DOWNLOAD.

Many versions of self watering containers, also known as self watering grow boxes, self watering pots, and self watering planters are sold online, but you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost out of some easy to find items.

Build Your Own Self Watering Containers

Many versions of self watering containers, also known as self watering grow boxes, self watering pots, and self watering planters are sold online, but you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost out of some easy to find items.

The EASIEST and most thrifty self-watering container instructions I've found so far. Uses container, tin cans, old garden hose, and old t-shirts.

The EASIEST and most thrifty self-watering container instructions I've found so far. Uses container, tin cans, old garden hose, and old t-shirts.

How to Build a Self-watering Planter | Handyman Magazine article http://www.familyhandyman.com/

Build your own self-watering planter

How to Build a Self-watering Planter | Handyman Magazine article http://www.familyhandyman.com/

Self-watering planters: saucer upside down, plastic bottle with holes, pvc pipe up one side, would also put cotton string from bottom of saucer up to wick up water

Easy DIY: How to make self watering planters

Self-watering planters: saucer upside down, plastic bottle with holes, pvc pipe up one side, would also put cotton string from bottom of saucer up to wick up water

Make a self-watering planter: Cut bottom off empty plastic bottle. Poke a hole in the bottle cap using wooden skewer. Fill with water, making sure you get a slow drip of water through the hole with skewer in it. Put in your flower or vegetable planter, making sure skewer is in the dirt to hold the bottle. Great for hanging planters to keep them watered! Refill with rain water or hose as needed.

Make a self-watering planter: Cut bottom off empty plastic bottle. Poke a hole in the bottle cap using wooden skewer. Fill with water, making sure you get a slow drip of water through the hole with skewer in it. Put in your flower or vegetable planter, making sure skewer is in the dirt to hold the bottle. Great for hanging planters to keep them watered! Refill with rain water or hose as needed.

self watering container garden. could use this idea in all potted plants, just water in the tube not scorched plants!

self watering container garden. could use this idea in all potted plants, just water in the tube not scorched plants!

DIY Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots Instructions - DIY Plastic Bottle #Gardening; Projects & Ideas

DIY Plastic Bottle Garden Projects & Ideas [Instructions]

I was looking for a great story about gardening for this issue. Something that my fellow cabin lovers could tackle in a sunny afternoon, and something that would make gardening at the cabin just a little easier. That’s when my boss walked into my office with an idea. I should have known right then and... Read more

I was looking for a great story about gardening for this issue. Something that my fellow cabin lovers could tackle in a sunny afternoon, and something that would make gardening at the cabin just a little easier. That’s when my boss walked into my office with an idea. I should have known right then and... Read more

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