Easy Homemade Self-Watering Container Gardening System…Great For Off Grid.

Growing a vegetable garden is great when you to have the chance eat your work, however, some planting can be tough. Growing tomatoes and peppers can be labor intensive, however a self-watering planter such as the one shown here will make it a snap.

Near the end of the following video you will also learn how to plant and grow tomatoes in this system. One of our favorite parts of this self-watering container gardening is that it  is great for off grid gardening, because their is no need for power.

This is a cheap project to complete because you may already have most of the things you need to make it. Here is what you need:


Drill and drill bits
Hose cutter
7/8th hole saw


Zip ties
Clear hose with ½ inch internal diameter

½ inch rubber grommet
½ inch 90 degree pressure fit irrigation connector
3, 5, or 7 gallon bucket and lid (in this case I used a 7 gallon bucket)
4 inch net pot (You can find these anywhere they sell pond supplies or from a hydroponics supply store)
Black garbage bag
Peat moss

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