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Never Water Your Garden Again

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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/
  • never water your garden again, gardening, The completed garden though this was about a month ago and the plants are huge and flourishing now
The completed garden - though this was about a month ago and the plants are huge and flourishing now.
  • never water your garden again, gardening, My brother and son adding the PVC to connect the hose to the drip irrigation
My brother and son adding the PVC to connect the hose to the drip irrigation.
  • never water your garden again, gardening, The timer and filter
The timer (and filter).
  • never water your garden again, gardening, Drip tubing before being covered in mulch
Drip tubing before being covered in mulch.
  • never water your garden again, gardening, The before
The before
  • never water your garden again, gardening, The after
The after

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

Got a question about this project?

  • Kathy M
    Kathy M Richardson, TX
    on Jun 24, 2013

    What a great brother to do such a great thing.

  • Janet
    Janet Mesa, AZ
    on Jun 25, 2013

    have you heard about aeroponic gardening? it uses only 10% of the water, you can hear when its low on water because the water falls further into the tank. I love mine, its idiot proof and you can grow earlier, harvest more, and grow later! Check it out, and contact me if you have questions--https://janetcook.towergarden.com

  • CindyandGeorge Schaeffer
    CindyandGeorge Schaeffer Palm Bay, FL
    on Jun 25, 2013

    I just love your new garden! Brothers must be great, kids grow up and move away - NO HELP! Just this summer, which started in FL about 2 months ago; I decided to try the idiot-proof succulents. I have some purchased, now I just need to find pots I like. They will be placed somewhere near the garden hose for when the dry spell comes!

  • Stephen Andrew
    Stephen Andrew Powell, OH
    on Oct 1, 2013

    This is awesome. I have a plant-killing sister who would love this, too!

  • K
    K Murfreesboro, AR
    on Aug 3, 2015

    Mine is made with 3 50 ft soaker hoses on a 4 way timer. The fourth connection is free in case I need to hook a water hose for something. All I have to do is switch the levers each day so that the next one will water in the night. That way, each section gets 30 minutes of slow watering in the wee hours of the morning. So much easier than watering by hand. Kudos to your brother.

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