SIP Kit - 2&
SIP Kit - 2&
SIP Kit - 2&

SIP Kit - 2'x4'

Regular price Sale price
$249.49 CAD

SIPs is the perfect kit for DIY-ers and garden professionals who want to make their own self-watering garden. It is the simplest and most efficient way to add sub-irrigation to your garden with long-lasting, water-saving, sustainable results. 

Veggie Soil Depth - accommodates an interior garden wall height of up to 16" (3" deep SIP Water Reservoir, up to 12" of soil depth, and 1" soil clearance)

Trees & Bushes Soil Depth - accommodates an interior garden wall height up to 24" (3" deep SIP Water Reservoir, up to 20" soil depth, and 1" of soil clearance)

2x4 SIP Kit comes with:

  • 8 x SIPs creating a 24"x 48" insert
  • 1 x OverFlow assembly
  • 1 x WaterStem assembly
  • 1 x Foodsafe Waterproof Liner, cut and folded to size to fit perfectly into the floor and inside walls of your garden

The biggest reason most gardens fail... is water.

LifeSpace Gardens overcome this challenge by emulating the water tables found in all the most abundant natural environments. This technique is know as sub-irrigation and creates the ideal growing conditions for long term sustainability, convenience and growing success.

  • Save more than 80% of the water consumed by traditional techniques

  • Reduce maintenance from daily to weekly - or less

  • Improve yields and grow healthier plants

    Our patented food safe Self-Watering System will also:

    • Sequester Rain Water

    • Help you overcome droughts

    • Remove the guess work around watering

    • Eliminate mess and offer drainage control

    • Add 2-3x the lifespan to you garden by protecting it from rot




    LifeSpace Wood Finishes

    LifeSpace Gardens Guarantee

    Your LifeSpace Garden is crafted out of Western Red Cedar, harvested from the forests of British Columbia. The natural characteristics and high oil content of this beautiful wood makes it ideal to use outside and withstand the seasonal elements. Cedar, like all natural materials, will season uniquely and accrue it own natural patina and character over time. Small cracks, silvering, knot holes and weathering are all part of this natural process. However, with proper care, your garden can last a lifetime.

    The LifeSpace Guarantee takes this natural process to mind. The wood will age, but the craftsmanship will remain. We guarantee the structural integrity of your LifeSpace Garden & the functioning of your GardenWell sub-irrigation system.

    10 year Warranty:

    Heirloom Planter

    Artifex Planter

    Elevated Heirloom Planter

    Elevated Artifex Planter

    5 year Warranty:

    ProjectGarden Box DIY Kit





    Process and Exclusions

    We reserve the right to replace or repair as required. Issues we can help with, but not included in the warranty: improper installation or assembly when not performed by a LifeSpace certified installer, puncturing of the liner, aesthetic imperfections, cracking or checking of the wood as it seasons, wood finish/stain, castors or wheels, damage during moving or installation and wood rot from lack of basic maintenance or improper installation.

    Please forward any questions or concerns to

    Return Policy:

    Within 7 days you can return your LowRider, HighRise, SaladBar, Canopy, or Project Garden Box – no questions asked for a full purchase credit. Gardens must be in new condition, and original packaging. Returns can be sent to #8 - 262 E Esplanade, North Vancouver BC, Canada. V7L 1A3. The cost of shipping is not covered in our return policy.

    Our GardenWell Kits and custom built garden models, such as: Heirloom, Artifex, Elevated Heirloom/Artfiex, Harvest Table, and any CondoFarm with engraving or custom finishing are built and assembled to order and not eligible for return and deposits non-refundable.

    Free Shop Pick Up

    Free pick up is offered on all our products from our 1st Street location. Our Shop is conveniently located in the Lower Lonsdale light industrial area, close to the Shipyards and Lonsdale Quay.

    Pickup Location: LifeSpace Planter Pickups
    #6 – 259 East 1st Street
    North Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

    Call ahead to confirm open hours: 604 770 3090


    Almost all of our products can be shipped across Canada and to the lower 48 States of USA.

    For our smaller gardens such as: LowRider, HighRise and Canopy, shipping is calculated as part of the check out process.

    For our larger gardens such as: Artifex and Heirloom, a custom shipping quote is required, and is part of the "Request a Quote" process.

    Delivery & Installation

    For our local clientele, gardens can be delivered directly to you by the LifeSpace Team.

    We offer both Residential and Commercial installation services throughout the Vancouver area complete with our premium living soil, organic veggie seeds and seedlings, and can provide garden planning and season long support.

    Edible Gardens, Foodscaping and Urban Agriculture are our specialty!

    9 Steps to SIP Success

    Install the Liner

    Each SIP Kit's waterproof liner is cut and folded to fit perfectly inside your garden; simply unfold and secure around the top rim. Once installed, it protects the wood from moisture and forms the watertight reservoir essential for sub-irrigation.

    Install the Overflow

    The overflow is installed level with the top of the reservoir, allowing excess water to escape. Your garden can never be overwatered, and roots never get waterlogged.  

    Clip SIPs and Install

    Individual SIPs are clipped together in the shape of your garden and installed onto the garden floor. Their unique design will separate and support the soil on top, create a hidden water reservoir underneath, and wick water up to quench thirsty roots!

    Install the WaterStem

    Select your corner and install the WaterStem into that SIP. This will allow water to pass down through the soil and fill the water reservoir when required - which you will easily know by looking at the Hummingbird Float Gauge!

    Fill the SIPs

    Fill each SIP wick with Vermiculite to initiate strong wicking action from the reservoir with a material that won't break down over time. Alternately, you can use straight peat moss or coco coir - choose coco coir if possible as the more sustainable alternate!      

    Fill with Soil

    Proper soil is key for plant health - and effective water wicking from the reservoir. Wicking happens from the "capillary action" of peat moss or coco coir fibers in the soil - so choose a container blend or potting mix that has these ingredients.  


    Wet the soil thoroughly from the top to kickstart capillary action. Then...plant your garden! Top water daily until your seeds or starts are established, and roots are a few inches deep to start drinking from the moist soil below. 

    Fill the reservoir

    Pull the Hummingbird Float Gauge all the way out and start filling the reservoir below through the WaterStem. Don't be surprised if it takes a while - it can be 10 minutes or more with larger gardens! Stop when you see water coming out of the Overflow. Your reservoir is topped up. Reinsert the Float Gauge. You're all done! 

    Watch your Garden Grow!

    With daily watering removed from your task list, you can just sit back and watch your garden grow happy, healthy plants. and be ready to harvest any food crops when its time! Just keep an eye on your Hummingbird float and fill up when its make sure she stays 'floating' above the WaterStem. Happy Harvesting!