The most common problems that people have keeping their plants happy is watering the right amount, on time. For most of us it’s easy to forget the plants and come home to flagging leaves. What if the plants could drink as much as they wanted, whenever they wanted?
There are many watering systems, but I believe that the easiest and simplest way is with a wick. You can get a commercial pot with a wick in it that will work very well (and save you some time), but if you want a simple project that will take a few hours you can also make your own. That’s what I roped Kaytee into on our date night yesterday. A trip to a local greenhouse to get a few plants and then a few hours of cutting up towels and pots, repotting plants and we built a few wick hydroponic systems for plants destined for Kaytee’s office. Possibly more geeky than romantic, but fun nonetheless.
My grandma used to make these for her plants using strips from discarded flannel shirts. We used an old towel, but you can actually use any cloth-like material which absorbs water decently well.
I took some pictures and put it together as a slideshare project.
It’s my first ever slideshare project, so please let me know what you think of it.
Also, please share with us if you try a DYI wick system or have used one in the past.