Going on a vacation and don’t know how to keep your plants fresh while you’re gone? Don’t panic! We have the perfect solution for your “problem”. To help you, we have prepared a list of many creative ways i.e. self watering planter ideas that can keep your plants fresh and alive. With little effort and the use of some simple products you can make your own self watering planter. These self watering planter ideas are perfect way to keep your plants alive even when its chilly outside. Keep reading and find out which are the best DIY self watering planter ideas.
Wine Bottle Watering
This is maybe one of the best, most easy and affordable way to keep your plants fresh. The only thing you need is an empty wine bottle. Clean the bottle inside out and remove the label with hot soapy water. Rinse the bottle and make a small hole on the top of the bottle cap. Fill the bottle with water, place the bottle cap and quickly turn it over and push the bottle neck into the soil. The bottle neck needs to be 2-3cm underground. The water in the bottle will gradually seep into the soil, keeping it evenly moist.
Plastic Bottle Watering
This type of DIY water planter is suitable for larger container or plant that needs a consistent water supply. The only thing you will need is a 2l soda bottle. Rinse the bottle thoroughly and if the opening is too small, cut the neck so that the bottle can be easily filled with a hose. The next thing you need to do is to make small holes randomly throughout the bottle and dig a hole into the container, big enough to bury the bottle. Cover the bottle with soil up to the bottle open neck and fill it with water. The water will seep slowly into the soil keeping it moist all the time.
Foam Box Watering
For this least but not last self watering planter you will need a foam box with lid, a saw, PVC pipe, scissors, waterproof tape, stick and Stanley knife. The first thing you need to do is to cut the lid and make its sides look as a frame. After that, cut the PVC pipe, to make it fit to the size of the box. Once done with this, cut three additional PVC pieces in the shape of connectors and place them on the sides. The last thing to do is to fill the foam box with soil and plant it.