Pop bottle Drip Irrigation system for container gardens

Drip irrigation with mineral water bottle is an easy way of watering plants. No cost involved in making this. No power or piping required for supplying water. It is very easy to make. Take an empty mineral water bottle. Then make 4 or 5 small holes

Chapin Bucket irrigation kit- used by missionaries in 3rd world countries and costs about $7 to irrigate two 50' rows. It's effective, cheap and simple. Fill the buckets 1-2 times daily and that's it.

Chapin Bucket irrigation kit- used by missionaries in world countries and costs about 7 dollars to irrigate two 50 rows. Its effective, cheap and simple. Fill the buckets times daily and thats it.

DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles.  The 'system' is super simple. All we have to do is grab some 2-liter plastic bottles, punch 2 holes into the sides and 2 into the bottom, and plant said bottles next to our plants. Fill them with water and our plants will get that slow watering they prefer. For more information about the project, visit Fine Craft Guild.

DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles

Drip irrigation- I do this every year and it works great! Especially during a long Texas drought- less water waste. The only thing that kept my plants going, and once the plants get growing they hide the bottle.

Reuse or Recycle in the Home Garden

Reuse or Recycle in the Home Garden

In addition to recycling plastic bottles and jugs for watering slowly, try to recycle your waste water for the garden. Water collected in rain barrels, or water from the bath or laundry can be used in the garden. I'd probably use glass bottles.

Seed starters:  they are self watering, and maintain a humid atmosphere for the seeds made from recycled plastic bottles!

Another neat upcycling idea: Garden starters.self-watering seed starters made from two liter plastic bottles.

Going to try this weekend  and maybe have the kids do it also. Looks fun

Unusual Planters

How to make a Sub-Irrigated Planter. I'm not sure I would use a two liter plastic bottle though. Over time I would fear the plastic breaking down enough to poison the plant. Perhaps a wine bottle instead.

Gardening: Controlling Leaf Eating Pests - a brew of water, dish soap, garlic, and red pepper flakes to spray on leaves and repell aphids.

Gardening: Controlling Leaf Eating Pests 7 cups filtered water Tbsp dishwash liquid cup olive oil (original recipe calls for canola but I am not putting that GM crap on my food!) cloves of garlic, sliced or minced 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes

Planting

Root-Vue Farm Garden Laboratory Kit includes a see-through container so kids can see the tops of plants and the roots growing underneath the soil

crafty little gnome: How to keep your plants alive while on vacation

Love this! "DIY WATERING GLOBE Holds so much more water than the aqua globes Could do this with wine bottles and decorate them? Great for houseplants while ur on vacation

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