17 Dec '11, 8pm

Three Easy, Low-Tech Ways to Keep Container Gardens Watered : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Photo Credit: Maggie Hoffman , Flickr Creative Commons Attribution License . Container gardening is, in many ways, one of the easiest ways to grow flowers and edibles in your garden. You can take advantage of sunny areas, and it doesn't matter how awful (or nonexistent) your garden soil is, because you can fill your containers with perfect, fluffy soil. But watering can be a challenge, especially during hot, dry weather. Here are a few tips for keeping your container gardens happy. Three Easy Ways to Water Container Gardens The point of these three methods is to provide a steady, slow trickle of water to your container gardens. In hot, dry weather, containers often need to be watered twice a day. If you're going to be away from home, and are worried about your container gardens drying out, these methods can buy you some peace of mind. 1. Plastic Bottle Waterer This idea, v...

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