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    Default Article: DIY Automatic Garden Watering System

    Gardening isn't always inexpensive or cheap, in fact, it can be quite a costly endeavor, particularly if all your plants die halfway through the season due to lack of water! Here's how we installed our own homemade automatic watering system for our garden for less than $50

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    What a great idea! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

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    I was watching a You Tube Video on Urban Homesteading and they were using clay pots burried up to the neck then filled with water. The water seaps out of the clay pot throught the day and keeps the plants watered. The homestead was just outside of Los Angeles in California. Here in NY it rains a lot but I have two flowerbeds in the front of my home that are covered by the roof and noting seems to grow there because I forget to water. I might try the clay pot idea there.

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    I definitely have to try this! Thank you for the instructions!

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    Default Re: Article: DIY Automatic Garden Watering System

    The clay pots seem to be simple enough, but not worthwhile in a dry area. I live in Ohio, where we seem to be either flooded or desert dry... It's feast or famine, so I have set up rain barrels to fill my pots on the days (weeks) that there is no rain.


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    I was watching a You Tube Video on Urban Homesteading and they were using clay pots burried up to the neck then filled with water. The water seaps out of the clay pot throught the day and keeps the plants watered. The homestead was just outside of Los Angeles in California. Here in NY it rains a lot but I have two flowerbeds in the front of my home that are covered by the roof and noting seems to grow there because I forget to water. I might try the clay pot idea there.

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    Thank-you for the neat ideas:

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    last year i tripled the size of my garden and have been having trouble keeping it watered .. i think i will try this. Thank you

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    Love this idea. My husband did something like this a few years agao but he did not bury the PVC. I tried to tell him not to do that...and the POVC gets dried out by the hot sun and he has them break now. Am I right that the PVC does not take the hot sun too well and that taking the short cut of not burying it wille ventually cause more work? Yes I'm asking someone to take sides here!

 

 
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