Say Goodbye to Manually Watering Your Plants
Our HERBIE DIY Automatic Watering Kit is ideal if you already have a frame, reservoir, and pots but need the watering system itself. While our HERBIE Grow Kit already comes with these items, the HERBIE DIY Kit allows you to fully customize your DIY self-watering system with additional or different size pots, larger water reservoirs, and various frames.
A Flexible Plant Watering Solution For Busy Lifestyles
You can customize the HERBIE DIY Automatic Watering Kit with any plant container and frame! Create your own outdoor plant oasis with pots and frames that speak to your personal style. Whether it’s rustic terracotta pots and a wooden frame or painted ceramic pots in a metal frame, this DIY self-watering system for indoor and outdoor plants provides more flexibility. Plus, it’s the perfect watering solution for busy lifestyles, on-the-go individuals, and when your plants need to be watered while you’re on vacation!
- No power or spigot is required to set up your DIY self-watering system.
- Functions through innovative, wick watering technology.
- No more over or under-watering your plants with this unique system!
- Includes bulk cuts of wicking and tubing for customizing your system to your preferences.
- Depending on your reservoir size, it can hold over a week’s worth of water.
This complete version of our auto watering system for plants comes with its own pots and plant rack. The HERBIE watering kit irrigates a large variety of commercially available pots uniformly, including nursery pots, fabric pots, ceramic pots, and more.
- (1) Water Control Kit and Valve with Housing
- (1) Reservoir Connection Kit
- (4) 5.5” x 5.5” Plant Trays
- (4) 5.5” x 5.5” Squares of Cap Mat
- (4) 5.5” x 5.5” Landscape Fabric
- (4) 1 ¼” Lengths of ½” Fiberglass Wick
- (1) 1’ Length of ½” Knitted Fiberglass Wick
- 5’ of ½” Vinyl Tubing
- DIY Self-Watering System Instructions
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Is there a difference between the HERBIE DIY Kit & the HERBIE Grow Kit?
Our HERBIE DIY Self-Watering System is perfect for someone who already has plant pots and a water reservoir but needs the automatic watering system itself. However, if you are looking for an all-in-one system with these items included, then we recommend purchasing the HERBIE Grow Kit.
Can I grow any plants I want with the HERBIE DIY Kit or HERBIE Grow Kit?
We recommend growing herbs and small to medium size vegetable plants and flowers in the HERBIE DIY Kit or HERBIE Grow Kit. This system is also great for plants or flowers that like a lot of water. It is also ideal for any plant that usually requires a lot of drainage, as the wick allows air to flow up with the water to keep your plants from getting waterlogged.
What pot size do I need for the HERBIE DIY Kit?
The upper limit of pots for this DIY self-watering system is limited to 10” in diameter, but you can choose to use smaller pots if you want. We suggest pots between 8-10” for this kit.
Will the HERBIE DIY Kit or HERBIE Grow Kit overwater or underwater my plants?
The HERBIE DIY Kit and HERBIE Grow Kit are specifically designed to provide exactly the right amount of water to your plants. Because of the wick watering design and the unique water control valve system, the value will only release more water when it detects that water from the previous release has been used.
What type of growing media should I use in the HERBIE?
A standard quality potting mix, such as Miracle-Gro (without moisture control properties), would be ideal to use.