I like the idea of a self watering plant so I thought I would make one. This is the first one I made.
Step 1: Make The Water Wick
What you will need
1 Ceramic flower pot.
2 A small plastic container that will fit only 1/2 way to the bottom of the Pot. the space underneath will be the water reservoir.
3 An old cotton sock this will be the "Water Wick".
4 Plastic tube. I used an old bubble wand tube. this will be the fill tube also you need to be able to see through it for the water level indicator.
5 A plastic bottle cap just a little larger than the plastic tube.this will seal the fill tube so bugs don't get in to lay eggs in the water.
6 A plant, I had a small potted flower.
First I cut a hole in the center of the plastic container with a 3/4 spade drill bit. Next I split the top of the sock in half. I put the sock through the hole with the split end to the top and the other end long enough to touch the bottom of the pot when put together.