Build a self watering tray for windowsill!

I've previously here on my page showed how to easily make a under irrigation tray to its chiliplantor but only in video and text form. So now I show how you can do with a little video!




I got a mission of a chilipolare on Facebook to bring out a tray for windowsill where he could put their chiliplantor and also go away 1 week without being afraid that the plants would dry out so I had to get a suitable tray and get started. He wanted a little video on how to do it so now there is a little video for you here that want to fix your own tile

The principle is the same no matter how large the disk you want to do.

What you need is a tray with an edge of at least 3 cm and a plastic sheet and a piece of kapilärmatta, some haul water resistant material, Glue, knife/saw and scissors.

Window washer I use has dimensions: Length: 76cm, Width 17, 5 cm, depth 3, 5 cm and costs 57:- available to buy here Click here

Kapilärmattan is available for purchase here 26:- Click here


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10 Responses to Build a self watering tray for windowsill!

  1. Rickard says:

    So damn good! Thanks for all the tips and ideas. Hopefully as it is sufficient for a chilifärskin to get it to work! 🙂

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi Rickard!
      Glad you like my little page! is there anything else you wonder about when it comes to chiliodling so, just ask on. Good luck with your chiliodling!

  2. Tobias says:

    Fantastic page Path!
    A question: What is the plastic disc you use and cut to that lid for washer?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi Tobias!
      It is a plastic disc of foamed pvc of the signs just ask to buy a piece of 3 or 5 mm thickness.

  3. Anders says:


    That works out well not if you've leca at the bottom of the pots for drainage? Perhaps you have a wick down through the pots of the same material to soak up the liquid?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! No one has at the bottom so it works Leca do not. But why should you be playing at the bottom? There is no need for Leca at the bottom if you have drainage holes in the bottom of the pots. About watering from above so runs the all excess water out if it has holes in the bottom of the pots and then there's no danger to the rights stated in the water.

  4. Viggo says:

    Very good tips! Finally, I have a problem what I do of my cuttings when I travel away. But one thing, I don't really. Certainly a skitdum question, But what has the spacers for function really?
    Best Wishes, Viggo

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! It is because you do fill the tray with water and the carpet a bit above and that the carpet is down in the tub with water in one end to suck up the water.

  5. Viggo says:

    Sorry… It was enough with two second period so I came upon the answer myself. Spacers are of course to keep kapillärmattan on the ground that lies beneath it and sucking up water?!

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