Monday, June 11, 2012

Self Watering Container

One of the major attractions at the Through Our Garden Gates tour at PAR Davies was the HUGE tomato plant growing in a self-watering container that one of our volunteers made for us.

PAR tomato in self-watering container
There was lots of interest in how this container was constructed.  Sharon L directed me to the source that we used in our Organic Gardening classes at the garden, from

There are two versions of this container, one with a pipe to pour the water in and one without a pipe.  The no-pipe version looks simpler to me, but here are videos showing how to do both.

No-Pipe Version

Pipe Version

We did the pipe version at PAR, but we used PVC instead of copper.

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