Tip # 54
Make a simple self-irrigating water system
Are you like me and keep forgetting to water your container vegetables, herbs and flowers? I also hate when the water runs over the top and out the bottom…what a waste of water! Well, I found this simple solution online at Earth911.com. It’s a simple to set up, self irrigation system that will save you time and water.
Sounds tricky, right? It actually couldn’t be easier. All you’ll need is scissors, a plastic bottle (great way to reuse plastic and when you’re finished with it, you can still throw it in the recycling bin!), a hand shovel and about five minutes to get the job done.
How to make it:
1. Using scissors, carefully cut the bottom out of your plastic bottle. Remove bottle cap and set aside for recycling.
2. Use a hand shovel to dig a 6-inch-deep hole in the potted plant of your choice, as far away from the plant as possible to avoid damaging roots.
3. Place your plastic bottle in the hole, bottleneck end down. Use your hands to pack soil around the bottle so it stands upright.
4. Fill the bottle with water as needed, and watch it slowly seep into the soil – saving you time and nurturing your thirsty plants.
Information contained in this post was obtained from Earth911.com, drop by and check out their website for even more Earth friendly tips.