I have been a casual container gardener for about 4 years and only recently discovered the magic of subirrigation. With subirrigation, your effort is consolidated up front allowing you to focus on keeping out the garden pests (who have less of a chance against strong plants) and enjoying your produce. You may not want to grow tomatoes, peppers, or other vegetables any other way again!
Building Subirrigated Planters from Recycled Materials
Subirrigated planters are self-watering garden containers that produce significantly more fruit and vegetables than traditional top-watered containers. This method eliminates the concerns of lead in city soil, over-watering, and fertilisation.