Not all plants need constant watering to thrive. In the Low-Water Gardening Contest, we want to see what plants you can grow with minimal amounts of water. Share your gardening systems, plant tips, and other projects that make your low-water garden unique.

Three winners will win an AeroGarden Harvest Touch gardening system and runners-up will win an Instructables prize pack including a robot T-shirt. Save water and grow a garden you can be proud of this summer!

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The Low Water Gardening Challenge 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

28 Prizes

Grand Prize (3)

Three Grand Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 18, 2016 and Aug 15, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Low Water Gardening Challenge 2016. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.