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Our how-to instructions utilize recycled and/or inexpensive materials to make a self-watering container using recycled and/or inexpensive materials is easy and inexpensive. But, when an affordable alternative that saves time and improves on performance comes along, we have to stop and take notice!
We've discovered an affordable, easy alternative: GroBucket! We started talking with the lovely folks at GroTech, makers of GroBucket, on Instagram when they discovered our self-watering container gardening-based food security curriculum and commented on what we were doing. Fast-forward to now and we've found an affordable alternative that cuts the DIY time down to just a few minutes. Really. Just a few minutes and you've got a self-watering container with added user features that make self-watering container gardening even easier than it already is, including a universally designed water level indicator to monitor when it's time to refill the container's reservoir.
The GroBucket kits come in 3-packs for $39.99 and 10-packs for $109.99. That's $13.33 and $10.99 apiece, respectively, depending on the size of the pack you get. Even if you have to pay $5 for a single bucket plus $13.33 for one of three GroBuckets in a 3-pack, that's just over $18 to make in 5 minutes or less what could have otherwise taken another 5 or 10 minutes and made a big mess with plastic cuttings and drilled out bits everywhere that then have to be cleaned up. If you're making a bigger garden than that and purchase the 10-pack, plus you get your buckets for free, you've got the whole system in minutes at $10.99 per container.
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