fostermamas wrote:This year I'd like to invest in some self-watering containers to do some small veggies. Any you'd like to recommend?
I am not sure if this is wxactly what you are looking for, but I make my own "earth-buckets" out of 5-gallon buckets. first tried them last year and they didn't seem to be too wet or too dry. but it was late in the season when I tried them so the plants didn't make it before the frost hit.
in my location for the most part containers is the only way to go. all sand, stones, and very poorly drained. most of my garden last year was mostly in 55 gallon barrels (1/3rd cut off and set on its side.) and it turned out ok, but they are too big to be easily moved about at the end of the year.
will try to post pics if you want.