The Ultimate Sub-irrigation System for building Self-Watering Gardens
Garden without guess work and grow your own food with a beautiful abundant self-watering garden. You'll save water, save time, eliminate guess work and have success growing your own organic veggie garden. The GardenWell system is suitable Professionals and home DIYers alike. The simplicity of installation is ideal for use in new gardens, as well as retro fitting the old.
A successful organic veggie garden, no matter the size, makes the world a better place. You'll eat healthier, live healthier, and form a deeper connection with your friends and family, your community, your environment, and even with yourself...
Food is our future, and it starts in a garden - GardenWells keep it watered.
Made up of four components that provide the ultimate self-watering system for your garden bed...
1. BUILD THE BOX
Have fun building your garden box (or just buy one from us here). If you can, build the interior of your garden to full foot dimensions. This will make GardenWells an easy fit. If your garden is an odd shape, no worries, just buy an over sized system and cut it down to size with a circle saw or jig saw. More on that here.
2. SET RESERVOIR HEIGHT & DRILL THE OVERFLOW HOLE (skip to buy and get growing!)
Important Step! The over flow ensures your garden doesn't flood, or get over watered. It also sets teh reservoir height, so you want to make sure that it's drilled at the height of the GardenWell platform, centered 3 inches from the bottom of your garden.
Always take your measurements from the INSIDE of your garden (the surface the GardenWells will be sitting on) to ensure proper reservoir height.
Also, ensure design aesthetics or desired direction of water run off before you drill the whole.
3. UNFOLD THE LINER & STAPLE TO BOX AT TOP EDGE
The Food Safe liner doubles down as the membrane for the reservoir, as well as an impenetrable barrier that protects the wood from the soil, and the soil from the wood. NO rot, no leaking, and because it's food safe, no leeching!
This one step protects your craftsmanship , and doubles the lifespan of your garden compared to traditional wood planters.
4. THREAD THE OVERFLOW VALVE & SEAL WITH NUT
This is a fairly strait forward step - but be precise! You're going to have to cut the liner to install the overflow. From the inside, feel around until you find the pre-drilled overflow hole. Carefully cut an "X" slightly smaller than the hole. You want the overflow assembly to be a snug fit as you press it through the liner and then the pre-drilled hole from the inside of the garden out.
Make sure the rubber gasket is on the inside of your garden, sandwiched between the nut and liner forming a waterproof seal. Fasten tightly.
If your garden leaks, it's because the overflow needs to be tightened.
5. SNAP THE GARDENWELL INSERTS TOGETHER
The fun part, click the GardenWells together!
Line up the logos, so that all the GardenWells are oriented in the same direction. During this process, ensure that the GardenWell with the hole drilled out of it is oriented into the place where you want the WaterStem to be - often in one of the corners.
It's a strong click! Some find it easier to place the GardenWells upside down to press the tongue into the slot.
If you need to trim the GardenWells with a saw, now's a good time to do it.
6. PLACE THE GARDENWELLS INTO THE BOX
You've no created the platform that support the soil on top, to create the hidden reservoir underneath. It should fit snugly into your garden.
7. PLACE THE WATERSTEM INTO THE BOX
8. FILL THE BOX WITH ORGANIC POTTING SOIL BLEND
9. FILL THE HIDDEN WATER RESERVOIR VIA THE FILLUP TUBE