First, slide plant out of its pot. Wet a 6-inch length of cotton clothesline. Thread one end through hole in pot, leaving an inch inside; return plant to pot. Cut off top of a plastic water bottle big enough so potted plant fits inside with at least 4 inches of space below. Fill space with 3 inches of water. Water plant normally to get self-watering system started.
Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. Youll need to water every few weeks since the pots wont have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs shoulder-to-shoulder in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container as possible. This is a great idea.
Rubbermaids rule :The Earth Tainer. How to build your own self watering container, similar to the Earthbox. I made something similar called a Global Bucket (see the Pin in my Garden Board on them) to grow tomatoes and made a box like this one for my Basil. The Basil was amazing. I'd water it once in the morning and it always used just the amount of water the plants needed. Build one this year. You won't be disappointed with the results.
Adding a small pond is one of the best things you can do for your garden. With the addition of fresh, flowing water, it will immediately become the neighborhood hangout for all of the wild things - birds, bees, butterflies, insects, and more - that are essential for pollination and the overall health of a garden. Read on as eBay shares some great inspiration and tips to get you started on your new water feature!