The Basics of Self-Watering Gardens

What does "Self Watering Garden" mean?

Self-Watering Gardens by WickitUp uses Less space to plant a garden. Less time to maintain.  Uses less soil, fertilizer and less water.  It all adds up to big savings when it comes to natural resources.


What does Self Watering Garden mean?

Definition – Traditionally, a self-watering garden or planter is made up of an outer pot that holds water. The outer pot cradles an inner pot that holds the plant and soil. A wick usually joins the two pots together. The wick allows the plant’s roots and a process known as a Capillary Action to pull water into the soil from the water reservoir as needed. Some gardeners also use self-watering planters to deliver liquid nutrients to the plants’ roots.

A self-watering planter is highly beneficial if a gardener plans to be gone for a few days because the plant does not require daily watering but instead depends on the water-filled reservoir to supply its needs.

WickitUp Self-Watering Gardens cut down on the amount of time that the gardener needs to water. However, the water reservoir and the potting soil can never be allowed to dry completely out. Once the soil dries out, the wick also dries and is no longer able to successfully pull the water from the reservoir to the roots of the plant. When this happens just fill the water reservoir all the way and lightly water your garden the old fashion way. This will start the Capillary Action working again.

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