Ever since I posted my Pesto Butter Chicken, I have almost literally been swamped by emails and comments asking me about the hydro pot I mentioned.
I had no idea they were unique. I thought it was a normal item but now I’m not so sure about that anymore, so posting this to show you what I mean.
A hydro pot is simply a two layer pot. You put the herb or plant in the top level and stick a hydro cord into the soil, you then fill the reservoir with water -keep it full at all times- and you put the other end of the hydro cord in there. The plant will basically water itself and use as much or little as it needs.
I started out with basic, simple white plastic hydro pot by Rosti Mepal. It worked, but I couldn’t see the water level in that one and I kept forgetting to fill the reservoir making it defy its purpose.
So I switched to so-called design hydro pot (how come the word design always equals expensive?) by a brand name Eva Solo—I think it’s a Danish company. Much prettier and more expensive, but also more useful because I can see the water level now.
They come in different colors and sizes.
You can use them for regular plants as well as herbs.
This is no advertisement, mind you. I’m not being paid for this and Eva Solo has no idea who I am. Unfortunately.