DIY 5 Gallon Self-Watering Planter

Over the years, new gardening tools and techniques, such as these self-watering planters have made gardening easier.
Over the years, new gardening tools and techniques, such as these self-watering planters have made gardening easier.

If you’re planning on growing plants that thrive on moist soil, such as tropical plants and vegetables, the best way to lessen the demand for meticulous attention is to use self-watering planters. These planters offer a great alternative to watering plants plus a host of many other benefits.

This project is simple, easy, and inexpensive!
This project is simple, easy, and inexpensive!

Using self-watering planters will help you save water by preventing wastage. They provide water when it is needed. This is very helpful especially with all the challenges brought about by global warming. Additionally, the roots are kept moist and nutrients are preserved in the soil.

With new improvements in gardening techniques, gardening is more fun now than before. This planter is just one of the many things that make a gardener’s life easier. Here’s what you will need in order to make one.

Materials:

  • 5-gallon bucket
  • Milk jug
  • PVC pipe
  • Nail
  • Potting soil

Tools:

  • Drill with drill bit

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Do you want to work on this DIY 5 gallon self-watering planter? Watch this video to learn how.

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