Tuesday, March 24, 2020

How To Make Self Watering Planters

How To Make Self Watering Planters

Tools I used

  • Drill
  • Razor knife
  • Scissors
Stock I used
  • old mop
  • 1.25 Liter Coke bottles
  • manure 

I always have a bunch of these plastic bottles laying around. I hate to throw them away when u can find many uses for them around the house and garden. Here is one more use we found that anyone can do with just a few simple tools.


1.Start by cutting the soda bottle in half. I like to keep the top half (the one with the cap) shorter than the bottom so there is a lot more room for water. I travel a lot i need to hold when i go away for a week to ten days.

2.Drill a hole in the cap of the bottle with a cordless drill. Pictured below.

1.25 liter bottle with hole drilled in cap

    Thread a piece of old mop, rope or yarn through the pop bottle cap hole so that there is an equal amount on both sides.
    Put the top end of the bottle inside the bottom with the cap facing down.

Now it's done. Go ahead and plant some of your favorite seeds in each one and put some water on them to get them started. After they get rooted you will no longer need to water them and just fill the reservoir. 

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