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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.

SECRET Fertilizer :) My 'fertilizing cocktail' consists of mixing 1/2 bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can (1-2 gallons). I do this to ALL my vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks! Don't waste too much money on the beer. Cheapest still works great -- plants aren't picky!

Spiked Drinks for Your Plants: Hydrate your plants with these watering spikes (6 for about $10) plugged into repurposed liter bottles.

I HATE ANTS WITH A PASSION, MUST REMEMBER THIS!!! Simply pour 2 cups of CLUB SODA directly in the center of a fire ant mound. The carbon dioxide in the water is heavier than air and displaces oxygen which suffocates the queen and the other ants. The whole colony will be dead within about two days. Each mound must be treated individually and a one liter bottle of club soda will kill 2 to 3 mounds.

Brew a pot of coffee and let it cool. Pour into spray bottle and spray on plants. It freaks out the bugs and gives your plants (if they are the type that need it) a tiny shot of nitrogen.

Really cool project in Detroit to encourage window gardens. Think I could do this with my own two liter bottles.

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.

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

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25 DIY Ideas to Recycle Your Potential Garbage

Idea to keep the soil moist for plants using plastic bottles-25 DIY Ideas to Recycle Your Potential Garbage

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Recycle your unused items for gardening

plastic bottle (2 liter or milk jug) mini greenhouse cloche. Used these for years and they work very well!

This is essentially how Rick has made all of my planters 'self-watering'. Here is a way to do it in the garden in general.

A collection of beautiful crafty projects, for recycling the humble plastic bottle.