9 Plant-Preserving Self-Watering Container Gardens You Can DIY or Buy

From a Mini Container

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If you're looking for a smaller garden that requires just as little watering effort, you can DIY this Self-Watering Mini Garden from Instructables user RomanH.

Here, the author starts with two simple plastic boxes from Ikea, and stacks one inside the other to keep a small herb garden -- in this case, filled with peppermint and basil -- at the ready for any recipe that calls for it.

Photo: RomanH/Instructables