Three Easy Ways to Water Container Gardens (Google / Treehugger)

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Three Easy, Low-Tech Ways to Keep Container Gardens Watered

by Colleen Vanderlinden

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.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.