This weekend – Self-Watering Planter Workshop

Short on Space or Know-How?

Come to the Self-Watering Planter workshop
And leave with a fully functioning self-watering planter – just add water!

A self-watering planter (SWP) is a planter that draws water on an as-needed basis from a storage reservoir.

SWPs have oodles of benefits:

  • Reduce water loss by evaporation or over spray.
  • Take the guesswork out of watering and reduce accidental over or under watering.
  • Keep containers from drying out too quickly in hot weather.
  • Let you go away over a long weekend without coming home to wilted greens.
  • Provide a stable, consistent planting environment.

Why make your own?

Fruits and vegetables need plenty of water during their growing cycle. You can buy SWPs with big reservoirs, but they’re very expensive and often available only by catalog. Cheaper SWPs are available, but the reservoirs are too small (a mature cherry tomato plant in a container in full sun can drink up to seven cups of water a day).  The bigger your reservoir, the longer you can leave your planter between watering, which anyone with a busy schedule can appreciate.  By making your own SWP, you control the reservoir size.

Sat May 17, 1-4pm

Full Circle Farm, 1065 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale

$30 includes all supplies required to create your very own self-watering planter

You MUST register and pay in advance to be able to have the provided supplies. Don’t wait to sign up – we have supplies for a max of 15 people. To register and pay, go to http://fullcirclesunnyvale.org/workshop-registration/

As a bonus, once you learn how it works, you’ll be able to retrofit any appropriate container to be self-watering.

If you want to learn, but not make the planter or get the supplies, you can just show up.

Self-watering planter

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