Using a jar, a piece of wire and a piece of pipe, you can quite easily turn any pot containing a self-watering. Whatever pot you choose, it must be at least 40 cm (16 in.) in diameter.

Hardware Requirements

# A pot
# A plastic jar diameter is 2.5 cm (1 in.) less than that of the pot (a simple boiler which was cut the bottom might do the trick)
# A piece of wire mesh or plastic with a mesh are more than 6 mm by 6 mm (1/4 inch by 1/4 inch)
# Wires of metal
# A metal pipe or plastic with a diameter of about 3.5 cm (1 1 / 2)
# A strip of wood with a diameter of about 6 mm (1/4 in.)

Tools Required

# A drill with a drill
# A Hacksaw
# The metal shears
# Pliers
# Tape measure
# A pen with indelible ink

Manufacturing steps

1. Cut the wire so that it exceeds the edges of the jar (which will serve as a reservoir) of about 5 cm (2 inches). Place the jar upside down on the screen and fold it so that you can attach it with wire to hold it in place.


2. Cut the corners of the fence so you can fold the sides of the jar.

3. Cut a piece of pipe with a length identical to the depth of the pot. Cutting a second piece of pipe to a length slightly greater than the depth of plastic jar.

4. Drill some holes at the base of each of the pipes.

5. Drill two holes in the fence to fill then insert the two pipe ends.

6. Place the small piece of pipe in the center of the jar and the general closer to the edge.

7. Place the reservoir in the bottom of the pot.

8. Measure the depth of the reservoir and see this dimension of the wooden stick by making a mark with a pen with indelible ink.

9. Put potting soil in the pot making sure to fill in the smaller of the two pipes. Thus, water can come into direct contact with the soil.

10. Pour water into the tank through the large pipe.

11. Check the water level with the wooden stick which acts as gauge.

12. Here! The self-watering container is ready to receive your favorite vegetables.