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Welcome to the world of greenery! Our DIY indoor self-watering plant holder, a remarkable DIY creation inspired by the forward-thinking website, Mifactori Trikka.

Embracing the ethos of open source hardware, we have strived to save space and nurture nature with a compact yet highly efficient solution. Our ingenious self-watering plant container brings together technology and the joy of DIY, empowering plant enthusiasts and aspiring gardeners to cultivate their very own green oasis within the confines of their living spaces.
Its minimalistic design ensures it complements any interior decor, while its intelligent self-watering system guarantees hassle-free maintenance.

In our fast-paced world, where space and time are valuable, our self-watering plant container offers a smart solution. It's designed for simplicity and DIY enthusiasts, making plant care effortless by combining modern tech with timeless plant care wisdom. The self-watering system ensures plants thrive without constant watering concerns. With mifactori Trikka's open-source approach, we make innovation accessible, providing instructions to create your customized container that fits your style and space. This DIY journey promotes sustainability by using reusable materials, reducing ecological impact. Join us to transform indoor gardening, where tech and nature meet, and creativity knows no limits. Cultivate thriving plants and a greener lifestyle, embracing self-sufficiency and innovation, one DIY project at a time.

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  • 1 × Pipe (ϕ 110mm, length 500mm)
  • 2 × Elbow (110mm, 87°)
  • 1 × Lubricant (Gleitmittel)
  • 2 × Flower pot
  • 1 × Rope (length 1.5m)

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  • Machines and tools

    Virendra07/26/2023 at 12:47 0 comments

    • Drilling machines - Drill bit 6mm and Hole saw (3 in)
    • Small grinding machines
    • Metal file
    • Scissors/Cutter

  • Maintenance

    shreeyanemade207/26/2023 at 11:51 0 comments

    Weekly Care

    1. Check for clogs, leaks, or any visible damage.
    2. Regularly monitor the water level in the reservoir to ensure that it doesn't run dry, especially during hot and dry periods.
    3. Check and adjust the nutrient levels regularly according to the plant's needs.
    4. Regularly monitor the plants to check for signs of overwatering or underwatering. Adjust the watering schedule accordingly.

    Maintenance and Cleaning

    1. Thoroughly inspect all components and clean if necessary.
    2. Remove any debris, roots, or sediment that may accumulate in the pipes, wicking material, or the water reservoir.
    3. Use a mild detergent solution or vinegar to clean the PVC pipes and containers to prevent algae growth.
    4. Replace the wicking material if it becomes clogged or starts deteriorating to maintain efficient water delivery to the plants.
    5. Promptly fix any leaks, damaged pipes, or connectors to prevent water wastage and maintain a consistent water supply.

    Friendly reminder: If you use the system outdoors and experience freezing temperatures, drain the water to prevent pipes from bursting.

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    Step 1: Measure the diameter of the pot.

    Step 2: Drill 2 holes on the PVC pipe with the measured diameter.

    Step 3: Apply KG lubricant on both ends of the PVC pipe.

    Step 4: Connect the PVC pipe to the PVC elbows on both ends to form a U-shaped structure.

    Step 5: Spray the assembled PVC structure to ensure a clean finish.

    Step 6: Measure the desired lengths of ropes for hanging the system. Insert the ropes into the top of the PVC pipe and pass them through to create hanging loops.

    Step 7: Prepare the wick ropes. Connect the wick ropes to the bottom of the plants to facilitate water absorption.

    Step 8: Place the plants into the pre-drilled holes on the top side of the PVC pipe. Ensure they are securely positioned.

    Step 9: Hang the product on a wall or balcony using the hanging loops created in Step 6.

    Step 10: Fill the PVC pipe with water through the holes drilled in Step 2. The wick ropes will absorb water from the bottom and deliver it to the plants, providing a self-watering mechanism.

    Step 11: Regularly check the water level in the PVC pipe and refill it as needed to maintain proper hydration for the plants.

    Note: Before assembling the system, make sure the PVC pipe and elbows are free from any debris or sharp edges to avoid damage to the plants or wick ropes. Additionally, ensure the wick ropes are properly inserted and in contact with the bottom of the plant pots for effective water delivery.

    Please follow safety guidelines and handle drilling tools carefully during the assembly process. Also, consider the appropriate location for hanging the system to ensure optimal sunlight exposure for the plants.

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