I'm not going to do another how to post about how to create your own self watering pot. There's a ton of those post that can be found through google. Instead I want to document the results of a self watering pot vs conventional pot.
Below I have two Castanhol fig plants. These guys seem to be vigorous growers and the fruit appears to super delicious.
Experiment started on 6/30/16
To make it completely fair I probably should pot the plant on the right into a 5 gallon. Which I'll probably change to this weekend. The larger volume of soil will give an unfair advantage.
My objective is really to see how much more growth if any a self watering pot will give a plant.
More updates to come.
About 2 weeks later. The conventional pot is out performing the self watering pot.