How to make a planter with capillary irrigation

Water is an essential part of gardening, because having good soil is not enough. But if you live in a very dry area or just you want to save water and be more efficient in its use, this capillary irrigation planter It may be a good choice. Remember that water is a scarce commodity in many parts of the world.

A water reservoir at the bottom of the planter so that the plants can draw water from it is a good way to save some water. There is no surface water so very little is lost by evaporation, the system has minimal losses. Hence, it uses much less water than traditional gardening and watering.


How to make a planter with capillary irrigation

In the following video you will find all the instructions on how to do it yourself. It’s the simplest experience if you want to go one step further than hydroponics while remaining in a sustainable culture.

This system will allow your plants to get the correct amount of water they need to stay hydrated and healthy., in addition, we will constantly save water.

By capillary action, the water is distributed through the air micro-spaces which remain between the soil or the particles of the substrate. There, the water is retained until the roots of the plants find it, being absorbed by some hairs that they have, which are responsible for accomplishing this absorption mission. Capillarity is the natural principle by which water circulates in the soil of our fields and forests and nourishes all the plants of the earth.