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.

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4. Position the Pipe, Then Add Soil

Place the pot and polystyrene disk inside the container. Insert the pipe and fill the container (including the pot) with soil ready to sow some seeds.

Match Soil with Seeds for SowingEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

5. Add Water

Pour water down the pipe. Make sure to also pour some into the reservoir underneath the polystyrene. It will seep up through the pot into the soil above and to the roots of your plants. Put the container under cover if heavy rains are forecast. If you don't, it will become waterlogged.

Self Irrigation SystemEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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