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Make a Root Waterer Using Recycled Plastic Bottles

By foraygardengirl
November 6, 2014

If you have a specific plant in your garden that requires consistent moisture, you can make a plastic beverage bottle function like a watering globe, only better.

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Nov 9, 2014 1:14 PM CST
I have used this same idea for many years, just a bit modified. I do not cut the end of the bottle off, but melt holes in the bottom & up the sides a few inches with a heated nail. Then I bury the end of the bottle that you cut off, leaving the bottle top sticking out. I remove the cap & till the bottle, then very loosely replace the cap. Same results, water seeps out at the roots of your plant. You have a great idea!
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Nov 9, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Donna, thanks for your comments. I particularly like the heated nail method; I may have to try that!
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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Nov 29, 2014 7:54 PM CST
You're welcome Jeanie! I have used that heated nail method nearly 40 years, lol. We have always cooked on a gas range, so I have the flame readily available.
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Dec 1, 2014 6:36 AM CST
Donna, gas stove here also!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Dec 1, 2014 8:18 PM CST
Jeanie, girl I can't cook on electric. Burn everything up. When I turn my gas up, it's up and cooking. When I need to turn the heat down , it's down immediately. No wait either way.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Dec 2, 2014 6:27 AM CST
I agree. Haven't used an electric stove in longer than I can remember.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Dec 2, 2014 1:37 PM CST
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