Do You Have Plants That Need Consistent Watering?

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Posted by @daylilydreams on
I recently planted a Ligularia Desdemona that needed a bit more consistent watering where it is planted. While trying to figure out how to meet the needs of this plant, I came up with an idea when I spotted a empty juice container to be recycled. I know other plants sometimes require consistent water and I decided to share my idea as it may be helpful to others.

I took a heavy plastic juice bottle, removed the label, and then drilled two small holes in the bottom of the container. I buried the container in the ground close to the plant, leaving about a quarter of it exposed so I could easily see the water level. I then removed the cap, filled the container with water, and replaced the cap to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the standing water. This is working quite well. The water trickles out slowly, keeping the plant looking healthy and well hydrated. It is easy to fill the container as needed with the garden hose.

I am thinking of also trying this with my planters, to keep them watered when we are gone for a few days.

Comments and Discussion
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Invert the bottle by JamesT Aug 7, 2022 6:53 PM 0
heynow! by randycarney Aug 15, 2015 2:33 PM 0
Works by donnabking Aug 15, 2015 12:39 PM 0
Great idea ~ I will do it. by rosegarden Aug 15, 2015 6:37 AM 0
Great idea! by Cayuga Aug 15, 2015 5:54 AM 0
Thanks! by daylilydreams Aug 14, 2015 9:40 AM 0
simple is sometimes the best by dogwalker Aug 14, 2015 4:22 AM 0
Great Idea! by PAgirl63 Aug 13, 2015 6:20 PM 0

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