Transferring Celery into a New Self Watering Container

Posted on Jul 15 2009 - 3:30am by Mike Lieberman

I needed to transplant my celery into a new self watering container because the telephone pole in my Grandmother’s neighbor’s backyard rotted and crashed into her backyard. Luckily, nobody was hurt.

Can’t say the same for my celery container. When the pole fell, it hit the pipe, which in turn cracked the reservoir. I used duct tape to patch up the hole because duct tape fixes everything. It’s a myth, don’t believe the hype. The container was still leaking.

Thankfully, I still had some green tubs left over to perform the tedious transplant.

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It was actually much easier than I thought it would be. Here are the steps you need to take if you ever need to do this:

  • Remove the pipe.
  • Turn the container on it’s side and tap the container to loosen everything up.
  • Slowly slide out everything in the container onto the ground.
  • Place the new container on top of the old container contents.
  • With your hand on top of the soil for support, flip everything right side up.
  • Reinsert pipe and fill.

Now if you ever need to transplant your vegetables from one self watering container to another, you have the know how.

I had to transplant all of the contents of the broken container on the right to the new container on the left.The first step is to remove the pipe from the broken container.Next you turn the container on it's side and tap the container to loosen everything up.Then slowly slide out everything in the container onto the ground.After that place the new container on top of the old container contents.The pipe is then placed back into the container and filled.The contents are successfully transplanted into the new container.