Setting Up Self Watering Plant Containers to Ensure Your Plants Always Have Enough Water.
Depending on the size of the container and the plant, a self watering plant container will keep the soil around your plants moist for up to a week, so all you need to do is fill the reservoir once or twice weekly.
Self watering pots and planters come in a huge range of sizes, shapes and colors. Hanging planters are the perfect choice if space is limited.
You can use self watering plant containers to grow a variety of plants, including flowers, small indoor-type shrubs, or even herbs and tomatoes.
A longer term automatic watering solution for potted plants.
If you’re planning to be away for a longer period, you’ll need an automatic plant watering device. A six-gallon device can be used to water up to twenty plants for up to six weeks, depending on the types of plants you have.
There are several types of automatic watering device:
You simply place the water reservoir on a table or shelf above the plants which require watering. The device is connected to a series of drippers which are staked in the soil around each plant. The device will control the flow of water to the plants.
Mains or battery powered
These watering devices work in a similar way, but the water is delivered to the plants by means of a pump, so you don’t need to set the reservoir on a higher level than the plants. The more sophisticated models can be programmed.
For more information on watering your plants, please read this article on self watering planters.