Vacation, Super Busy?! Self Watering Systems!
You still haven’t planted your summer plants?! But want to – and you can, you will just get a fall harvest here in coastal SoCal. If you don’t mind starting your ‘winter’ garden a bit late, in fact prefer summer crops to winter crops, it will work fine for you. Maybe you won’t plant a winter garden, only a few favorites…. Hmm…but, for now, you will be gone vacationing, you just have a super busy lifestyle, maybe you are a single Mom who doesn’t want to give up gardening…so who’s going to do the watering? No problem! Other than drip irrigation on a timer, here are some perfect solutions!
♥ Waist height for easy tending and picking.
♥ On wheels for convenience and relocating as the sun angle shifts during the season(s).
♥ Sophisticated with feeder systems too!
2. Make a simple DIY watering system. Kids’ wading pools are terrific ‘raised beds’ you can set up to self water! Or any other ‘container’ you have about will do the job! If you are in a windy location or doing rooftop planting, for lettuces, who have short roots and don’t need a lot of soil, only put your soil in to the level where your mature plant will reach the top of the container it is planted in. That reduces transpiration, protects it from drying out, and keeps a somewhat humid atmosphere on non windy days. Lettuces love that environment! Plant mildew prone plants, zucchini, squashes, cucumbers, more near the top of the container so they will stay drier above the top of the container.
3. Self watering bottles for indoor or outdoor growing. Small to large, convenient, low to no cost! Terrific project for the kids! Watch the plants grow right in the window! Or outdoors on the shelf! Bless you for reusing the containers!
How to make your own sub-irrigated planter:
4. Beautiful glass watering globes for particular plants! There are other devices for a lot less money and elegance, and they work too. They can keep your plant’s soil moist for up to a week! Who would have thought?! Better than a crystal ball!
Think about the ease of self watering systems for your very next vacation, or for plants that need a little more water than you have time to deliver and may typically neglect…. Depending on what you would like, whether you want a self feeding system as well, look about, shop about. What’s to stop you from getting one or setting one up this weekend?!