Self-watering Container Blueprints

Download easy step-by-step instructions to build a self-watering container. Choose either the soil-wick or terry-cloth-wick model.

by Dani Yokhna

Whether you live in a dry climate or you lack the time you desire to consistantly take a watering can to your container garden (or rooftop) plants, this garden project is for you. Download these easy-to-follow instructions for how to build a self-watering container with a soil wick or a self-watering container with a terry-cloth wick.

Click for soil-wick instructions.


Click for terry-cloth-wick instructions. 

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To learn more about how to build self-watering containers in Laura Hill’s “Wick It, Wick It Good” in the Summer 2010 issue of Urban Farm.

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