Gör din egen självbevattningsbricka!


Building their own self watering tray is not that hard. Here I describe how I do a self watering tray of a flat washer, plastic disc and a plastic tube. You need a disk with at least 4 cm deep, a plastic sheet of any material about. 5 – 8 mm thick as well as a plastic tube and montagelim + a kapillärmatta/irrigation mat.


Place the tray with the bottom down to the plastic disc and draw of, draw a small square on the short side of the plastic disc, where should the hole be for water filling. Now it's just sawing or cutting out plastic disc after lines.

Now put the disc in the tray and check to match. On the short side, where kapillärmatta will be down, it should be a gap of about 1 – 2 cm.

Cut to 4 – 8 St. haul of plastic tube in this case is related to the pieces 4 cm long, then plastic disc should lie flush with the upper edge of the tray when you put down the plastic disc in the tray. The 4 – 8 distances of plastic tubing place reasonably evenly over the surface of the disc, plastic and glue them with montagelim.

When everything dried, just turn on the plastic disc and put it in the washer and clips to kapillärmattan to match, CA 1 DM to knit down into the slot on the short side.

Now it's just to wet carpet (is done easiest in the shower) and put it on the plastic disc and stick down one end of the tray, fill with water and place it on your pots with holes in the bottom. Keep in mind that the pots must be genomvattnade when they are put on to be able to suck up water, pressure to them some easy.

Now you have your own self watering tray.

In this example, I have a large flat washer “Grow Bag Tray” size 100 CMX 40 cm. Height 4 cm but it is of course to use other sizes just the depth is at least 4 cm.

Various large Flat washers available to buy here

Under irrigation mat available to buy here at LM.

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13 Responses to Gör din egen självbevattningsbricka!

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  2. Johan says:

    Hey Stig, is the link for Under irrigation mat the same carpet that you have on the pictures? It looks so dreary out compared to your that looks really good out?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi Johan!
      Well it's the same carpet that I use but it looks odd on their image. It is a little silver on top and works very good.

  3. IDA says:

    Do you think it is just as good to use a flat box that does not have the smooth bottom? Like this: http://www.wexthuset.com/krukor-korgar-amplar-bratten/fat-brickor/plantlador-p1 It might require more water just, so that it doesn't get stuck in the valleys?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi Ida!
      Yes it is possible to use these cards I also have cards that are not smooth at the bottom but they have I not shown on this site.

  4. Joel says:

    Hey Stig, If you're going to feed, they are then only to mix those in self watering and let the plant take up the from there or are they better on skip self watering when you start feeding the plants?

  5. Tony says:

    Hey Stig,

    in the previous post, type of irrigation to the plants must not be too wet, But if kapilläreffekten to work at during the irrigation plant must be constant wet? Or have I misunderstood how this works?
    You get horrible love to immerse yourself a bit!

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi Tony!

      There is a difference between for wet and damp earth. A pitcher who does not have sufficient drännering, holes so that excess water can drain out where is the Earth too wet once the water remains on the bottom of the pot.

      For small chiliplantor to develop and grow well, especially when they are under development, It is important that they don't get dry but always has access to just the right amount of water. It's like you're saying that the Earth all the time which is moist and can seem to feature too much water but it doesn't without all my small plants thrive well at kapillärmattan when the Earth keeps the humidity level.

  6. Morgan. (a) says:

    Hi!
    Has made such a self watering tray,as you shown..
    My plants get dripping wet ,poke the earth you can see really how water oozing around his fingers..
    Should it be so wet?

    MVH p

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! Yes it gets wet the soil absorbs water and that is the sentence. Do not feel the plants well?

  7. Emanuel P says:

    Where do you buy plastic disc?
    You will find only plexiglass .

  8. Catherine says:

    Jag har samma problem.
    Jorden möglar 🙁 Det är för blött. Och då har jag omskolat mina lite större odlingar (5cm hög basilika) till jord med små lekarkulor för bättre dränering.

    Förra året körde jag utan självbevattningssystem i samma fönster och det fungerade bra.

    Tar emot alla råd jag kan få 🙂 Gärna via e-post.

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