Learn how to make a self-watering tomato planter

Self-Watering Tomato Planter

If you’re a bit short on time because of a busy schedule, there’s still a way for you to enjoy gardening. What you need are a little imagination and a little creativity!

Here’s a great idea that makes gardening possible for busy owners. Are you one of them and you want to grow some tomatoes? Then this is definitely for you!

This container garden is a watering system that can take care of your tomatoes for 2-3 days straight. It’s great to have if you constantly forget to water your plants, you’re too busy with other daily tasks, or planning to go on a weekend getaway!

Self-Watering Tomato Planter

It makes use of 5-gallon buckets, but we don’t recommend getting one that previously contained other substances, like paint. You don’t want any chemicals seeping into your plant! You can find cheap buckets from your local stores, and even Amazon has a relatively inexpensive 5-gallon bucket.

This self-watering tomato garden container is also a good DIY project for people new to gardening or DIY’s because it’s simple and easy to build!

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Been wanting to grow your own tomatoes? Then this must be the idea you’ve been looking for!

You’ll need these materials:

  • 2 Five Gallon Paint Buckets
  • 2 Standard Kitchen Sponges
  • 1 Cotton Towel
  • 1 Small Funnel
  • Planting Mix (with ‘moisture control’ label)

And these tools:

  • Scissors
  • Sharp Knife
  • Clippers (optional)
  • Drill with 1/4 inch bit (optional)
  • Garden Trowel


Thanks to TheRustedGarden for this great project!



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