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Self-watering Planter

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I have really appreciated my original Really Raised Bed for starting transplants and nurturing tender plants I get in the mail. But these beds must be watered frequently to keep the soil from drying out.
I decided to make a self-watering raised bed and it has been a rousing success!
I have directions for making your own self-watering, really raised bed at http://www.walterreeves.com/how-to-archive/self-watering-planter/.

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY

    Oh, my, Walter. This is AMAZING!

  • Kim Sand & Sisal
    Kim Sand & Sisal Virginia Beach, VA

    Self watering? Now that sounds like my type of planter!! Yay!

  • Z
    Z

    I have a terrible headache right now which keeps my brain from working properly so let me see if I under stand this correctly. Do you water down the pipe with the wire attached to the cork which pops up to show you that your self watering tub is

  • 3sonscrazy
    3sonscrazy Fort Collins, CO

    Brilliant. That idea's a keeper.

  • Sharon Connors
    Sharon Connors Woodbine, GA

    Good concept but NOT a good idea to be using NON-FOOD GRADE plastic bins. Over time the plastic degrades and leaches chemicals into the soil which are absorbed by the plant roots. You should have opted for something safe for food.. like galvanized or

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