How to Make a Self-Irrigation System
Making a self-irrigation system for your outdoor spaces doesn't have to be difficult with the help of this step-by-step gardening guide.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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- plastic planter
- sheet of expanded polystyrene
- craft knife
- plastic pipe
- small plastic pot (like a yogurt container)
1. Cut a Polystyrene Disk
Ask an adult for help and make sure it sits about 3 inches (7 cm) from the base of your container. Make a hole in the center a bit smaller than your pot.
2. Cut Plastic Piping
2. Cut a length of plastic piping. Make it a little longer than the height of the container, and make another hole in the edge of the polystyrene for this pipe.
3. Add Holes to the Small Pot
3. Punch holes in the base of your small pot. Tuck the pot underneath the hole in the polystyrene disk. Water will seep through the pot's holes from below.
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
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