Yes, I intentionally misspelled Wired in the headline. This is a rather strange article from Wired.com about urban gardening, or gardening anywhere for that matter.
I was particularly interested in what the author had to say about sub-irrigated planters (SIPs, aka "self-watering").
It follows below. Incidentally, try parsing this sentence about overwatering. "The planter’s reservoir protects
your crops from overwatering." Huh? How many readers do you think understand what that sentence means?
So, read the full article and be amused. I assume that was the objective. If you self-identify as a gardener you may not be amused.
Doing a lot with only a little space means getting efficient, especially with moisturizing. Subirrigated planters store water at the base and rely on capillary action—plant roots suck up H2O through potting mix that lets the water move efficiently and allows plenty of room for gas exchange. (Roots absorb oxygen from soil macropores.) The planter’s reservoir protects your crops from overwatering. Read the full article.