How to Build a 5 Gallon Self Wicking Tomato Watering Container (video)


Having a vegetable garden can take a toll on your spare time. It is highly rewarding and anyone who ventures into this kind of activity knows there’s a lot of work to do, no time wasting around. But you would like to leave for the weekend and still have your garden taken care after. The device featured on this website will allow you this freedom. The watering system you can build in your home with no high costs, will be able to manage your tomatoes for a couple of days without being refilled, leaving you enough time to go away for the weekend. Watch the videos provided to learn just how to build a 5 gallon self-wicking tomato watering container. The total cost of building is under $10 to build and less than half an hour. You will need a couple of 5 gallon paint buckets, two standard kitchen sponges, a cotton towel, a small funnel, a pair of scissors, a sharp knife, clippers, drill with 1/4 inch bit.

source: The Rusted Garden (via instructables)

3 Responses to “How to Build a 5 Gallon Self Wicking Tomato Watering Container (video)”

  1. greenie says:

    These self wicking buckets work great, and you don’t even need to use the towel or sponges – hence the SELF wicking 😉 the plants roots will grow down into the bottom bucket and do all the work for you!

  2. Hunter Hampton says:

    I have tomatoes in containers, they have little tomatoes but the plants are turning yellow. Too much water? Not enough water?

  3. Michael Sanders says:

    2 liter bottles work great also! Helps keep plants alive in hot weather. I love your show!
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