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.

How To Create a Brilliant Drip Feeder For Vegetables

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Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden -- What to plant, how, and when. [Infographic]

When repotting a plant, turn a plastic pot upside down in the new, larger container and add soil around it. When youre done, pull out the plastic pot and there will be plenty of room inside the bigger container to place your plants root ball.

Planting a celery bottom will produce a new stock of celery... Amazing!!!

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

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drip irrigation with water bottles - Take an empty mineral water bottle. Then make 4 or 5 small holes at the bottom of the bottle with a nail. Now fill the bottle with water and screw the cap back on to keep bugs and debris out of the water reservoir. After that insert and fix the it into the soil (approximately 2 inches) in the pot or sack in which your vegetable plants are growing. That’s it.

2-liter Soda Bottles have several great uses! If you cut the bottom off, you can use them to cover seedlings like mini greenhouses (or cloches). They also protect them from frost, wind, and strong rain.

Grow vegetables with 10 times less water with "Solar Drip Irrigation.” This is how we can eliminate completely the evaporation losses!

Grow a pineapple from a pineapple top. Within 2 weeks, some nice roots should develop. With time, the pineapple leaves will also get longer and bigger. Also, it's good to change the water, clean the jar occasionally, and wash off any green algae on the roots. Plant in soil when ready. In about 2 years it will produce fruit.

Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fills the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight! So smart!!

Creative re-use idea- Bottle Irrigation Tomato Plant. Share, if you like this idea! Around The World

wine bottle garden watering. Great for potted plants if you're going out of town for a week and they're not looped into your watering system.

Plastic bottles stacked into a bottle tower can be recycled to set up a vertical kitchen garden at home. The bottle towers are used for container gardening of vegetables and herbs. How to build such a tower is shown in different steps.

The best way for Self-Watering Use 2-litre bottles with Aqua Cones to keep your plants and flowers watered. Aqua Cones work with any soil type because they were designed with punch-out holes near the top for sandy soil, near the middle for loam, and near the bottom for heavy soils. The Aqua Cones collects rain and stores it so that it can provide continuing water to your thirsty plants.

The best way to water your garden is to set up a drip irrigation system with an automatic timer. But what if you do not have that option?. If so, a great option is to bury a milk jug with holes drilled in it next to your plants. To water all you have to do is stick the hose in the top of the jug and fill up the milk jug and you are done! It also makes it easy to fertilize, add a scoup of fertilizer into the jug and add water and your done!

coat a yellow plastic cup on the outside, with Tree Tanglefoot, a very sticky substance that doesn’t wash off. The aphids are attracted to the color yellow, they fly onto the cups and the Tanglefoot catches them.

Make individual green houses using an old bottle.

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