I was out of town for 10-days around Thanksgiving and filled up the the self-watering containers on my balcony garden the morning that I left.
When I came home you would never know that I wasn’t there to water and take care of them. Just check out the pic above and watch the video below.
This is partly due to how the self-watering containers work and how the plants absorb the water from the reservoir container.
When I explain to people how to build a self watering container, one of the first questions that’s usually asked is, “How often do you water it?”
They will say that they are too busy to water their garden everyday or travel too much. This just shows that you don’t have to dedicate a crazy amount of time.
There are many factors that determine how often you need to water them – such as weather, direct sunlight and type of plant. Generally, I change out the water in the reservoirs once a week.
This time I went away for 10 days, but I have gone away for 3 weeks and they’ve been fine. Anything past that and it starts to get iffy.
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