I’m putting this up again because it’s prime gardening time.
Have you seen “Earth Boxes” sold as self-watering planters? They work well, but they are pricey (starting at about $33 for the small ones). Here’s an easy DIY version that is quite a bit cheaper. Save some money on your water bill and cut down on your watering chores at the same time!
If you have a couple of 5-gallon buckets from the home improvement stores you can put them to good use with this project. It’s like an Earth Box, but the poster calls it the “Dearth Box” because it works so well with a small amount of water. It just keeps recycling the water, so you don’t have to water nearly as much as you ordinarily do. If we get an extra hot summer this year, this could make big difference to your plants.
Apparently you can grow some pretty big vegetables with this system. A good deal all around.
Click here to link to the Instructable.