How to Tell When a Self Watering Container is Full

Posted on Jun 15 2009 - 10:00am by Mike Lieberman

We’ve been through how to build a self watering container, talked about what kind of potting soil to use and how to make it. Now I am going to tell (and show) you how to water them and how to tell it’s filled:

  • On my fire escape garden, I use a funnel and an empty juice bottle.
  • In my Brooklyn garden, I use a hose.
  • Fill with water (not Kool-Aid) through the pipe.
  • Once the reservoir is filled, it will start to come out of the overflow hole that was drilled into the side.
    • http://twitter.com/urbangardens Urban Gardens

      Great advice! Never seen explained so well. Stay tuned for my upcoming Think Outside the Planter Box Photo contest…submit your fave container garden photo for chance to win a Lechuza self-watering pot.

    • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

      Sweet. Thanks for the heads up.