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Never Water Your Garden Again

I'm terrible about remembering to water plants and therefore have never had a successful garden. My brother, however is an amazing gardener and took pity on me and my crispy dead plants. He created a garden for me using drip irrigation, a programmable watering timer, and lots of mulch...which means it pretty much takes care of itself. I am happy to report that it is flourishing and all I really have to do is go pick my veggies! Go here to read the full tutorial, including links to the materials used - http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/05/create-a-self-watering-garden/
The completed garden - though this was about a month ago and the plants are huge and flourishing now.
My brother and son adding the PVC to connect the hose to the drip irrigation.
The timer (and filter).
Drip tubing before being covered in mulch.

To see more: http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/05/create-a-self-watering-garden/

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  • Lisa Sowards
    Lisa Sowards Nampa, ID
    on Jun 11, 2013

    We set up our garden on our sprinkler system. We have a station that is designated for just the garden - we are able to program the time it needs to water, when(the days we want it on)...which is fantastic when we go out of town. No more asking the neighbors to remember to water it for us. I love it!

  • Susan T
    Susan T Denton, TX
    on Jun 11, 2013

    What a nice brother you have! :)

  • Brenda Patterson
    Brenda Patterson Sterrett, AL
    on Jun 11, 2013

    I want to see the flourishing garden please.

  • Lynn Lawson
    Lynn Lawson Calhoun, GA
    on Jun 11, 2013

    Brenda, I think it's the "after" photo above on the bottom right. ;)

  • Dori Lies
    Dori Lies Branson, MO
    on Jun 11, 2013

    Great idea and kudos to your brother for helping you!

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