Upcycle! Make your own Self-watering planter box to take home

  • Sep 21, 2014 · 3:30 PM
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These boxes keep soil moist and draw up water from the reservoir in the base so you don't have to water your plants as often.

Please bring:

- styorofoam box with lid and without holes, such as a broccoli box or salmon box

- PVC pipe 50mm++ diameter or what ever you can find, minimum 10cm long - you'll need 3 of these plus a longer bit or,

- smaller diameter pipe if you find some

Tools, if you have them:

- hack saw or other saw to cut the pvc pipes

- old knife to cut styrofoam box

- screw driver to make holes

If you find more pipes or boxes than you need, please put a note on this meetup to share them with others who might be finding it hard to find these items free.

If you have spare seedlings or cuttings, today is a good chance to share them too!

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  • carolyn

    I wanted to upload photos of my boxes at home working but can't seen to do it. :-(

    September 27, 2014

    • Kristina

      Oh no. I am terrible with technology so can't help. How are they working out?

      1 · September 27, 2014

    • carolyn

      Really great! Have about 5niw and materials for another five all going to plan. :-)

      1 · September 27, 2014

  • Kristina

    If you're lost call Paul on[masked]

    September 21, 2014

  • Deb

    Hey, I'm afraid I won't be able to make it after all :( Assignment due next week is more time consuming than I imagined. Have fun!

    September 21, 2014

    • Kristina

      Booooooo to the assignment! Hope you get it done soon and it doesn't steal the whole weekend. See you soon

      September 21, 2014

  • Justine

    Hi Everyone,
    I found some PVC pipe today, enough for 2 people. Please reply here to claim this pipe for the workshop.

    September 8, 2014

  • carolyn

    I won't come cos I've seen this before but will try to send some photos of these at my place. Just made five over the last week and the strawberries and everything is loving the rain already. I have just let them fill up with rain water before loading up the soil. So good!

    3 · August 22, 2014

  • Ana M.

    Kris, we could do this in my backyard if you want!

    2 · August 21, 2014

    • Kristina

      Yes please! That would be brills! Thank you :-)

      1 · August 21, 2014

    • Justine

      Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you!

      August 21, 2014

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