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Use plastic/milk cartons for deep watering by heating a Phillips head screwdriver (I use the gas stove and a hot mitt) and punching several holes in the bottom and sides (3" from the bottom) of a plastic jug or milk bottle. Bury the jug around the tree line or around the base of a shrub. Bury it so that the opening is just above the soil level. Bury as many jugs as you wish around the tree/shrub line. Fill the jugs with water for a slow deep watering. Add liquid fertilizer as needed for deep feeding.
Aug 29, 2012 10:36 AM CST
|I've used this method for years and adding that I poke holes in the lid , screw it back on . Keeps toads and other creatures from getting trapped in the jug .That happened once . I also have used small flat rocks to cover the opening|
Mar 14, 2014 11:16 AM CST
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood