And let me tell you, container gardens are needy. They need almost daily watering unlike a traditional in the ground vegetable garden. Which is sometimes is hard to do with all of our other summer activities happening all at once.
That's when I found a better - and lazier way - to make my container garden water itself.
Self watering planters can be expensive, especially when you want to grow large vegetables like peppers or tomatoes. I build a self watering planter out of a plastic storage tub several years ago. The Mark 1 gave us bountiful harvests for years until the tub cracked and split during the winter.
I decided to make the self watering planter Mark 2 a little prettier and sturdier to withstand the outdoor elements. Pop on over to my DIY blog Condo Blues to read the tutorial:
Your plants will be glad you did!
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