Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DIY Self Watering Planter Box

While my in laws are ardent and fantastic gardeners, my husband and I are not. Sure, we like having fresh basil and such growing just steps from our kitchen, but living in a condo, most of our vegetable gardening is done in containers on the patio.

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:

How to Make a Self Watering Planter Box


Your plants will be glad you did!


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