How to Make a Self-Watering Container
Save your plants from neglect by making a DIY self-watering container out of a plastic bucket. With some well-placed holes and pipes, this project hides the internal mechanisms that keep the soil evenly moist.
Make this self-watering container and save your plants from becoming dried up and withered. A 5-gallon bucket is large enough to hold plenty of soil while also hiding the internal watering mechanisms. The lid to the bucket becomes an aeration shelf and a PVC pipe is the access point for water to enter the lower basin. This project is easy to build with the right tools, and is a great solution for those who have a hard time keeping up with a regular watering schedule but still want to grow some greenery.