Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Building Self-Watering Planters

A couple of years ago my co-worker Cory introduced Hannah and I to self-watering planters. 

At 5 he helped her drill holes in the top bucket!  She loved this!!IMG_7206

A little bit of hard work never hurt anyone.IMG_7215

This is h-e-a-v-y!!IMG_7221

Planting peas (which sadly the bunnies enjoyed before we could) with Bethie, Cory’s daughter.IMG_7212


In the end the planter worked wonderfully and we had lots of fresh tomatoes later in the summer!IMG_8230


Earlier this month we went back to Mr. Cory’s house with a co-worker and his nephew and built a new planter using bigger buckets that wouldn’t need to be watered quite so frequently.  (We won’t talk about the tons of rain we’ve had this year that is also helping out!  Yikes!!!)

Hannah was much more confident this year and jumped right in there.IMG_4986

More drillingIMG_4989

The bottom of the top bucket.  The small holes are for air circulation, the middled sized hold one the side is for the watering pipe and the large hole in the centre is for the cup that will feed water up to the plant roots.IMG_4991


Adding dirtIMG_4995


This year’s finished product.  Thanks Mr. Cory!!IMG_5003

1 comment:

  1. I would like to be part of this workshop!!! Looking good, Hannah! :)


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