Thank you to fellow blogger Indoorfarmboy for the great tips and tricks on indoor gardening. My kinders and I created a self watering system for our cucumbers based off of what he had suggested. Here is a glimpse into our wicking experiment…
We started by putting inch long holes in the bottom of the pots as well as the rubber made lid. Of course I cut the hard plastic along with my hand.
We used synthetic absorbent clothes from the dollar store as a wick. The cloth goes about half way up the pot and it goes down to the bottom of the reservoir of water.
My son E had fun filling the pot in with black earth. He was a little concerned about burying the wick but I explained that the wick would suck water up to the plant to keep it alive.
After the pots were full and the cucumbers were transplanted, we moved them to the window. The kinders and I are now anxiously awaiting for cucumbers to grow. The kinders started these cucumbers from seed so they are almost like their plant babies. We hope the wick self watering system is going to work nicely for us!