Garden Hacks: Make a Self-Watering Planter
So, how to make a self-watering planter for your home garden?
What you’ll need:
Empty 2 liter soda bottles (or whichever size you choose to use)
Cotton string, twine, or even strips of a cut up t-shirt (just make sure it is cotton so that it properly absorbs the water)
Herb seedlings or seeds (of your choice)
Rinse a 2-liter soda bottle, remove the label. Cut a bottle in two, with the neck bit shorter than the bottom bit.
Turn neck part upside down into base. Cut a length of string to reach through the neck to the bottle’s base (6-inch strands are perfect).
Puncture a 1/2-inch hole into a square of plastic wrap.
Thread the twine wick through the plastic wrap hole.
Wrap the plastic over the neck of the bottle.
With the neck of the bottle facing down, fill one-third of the way with soil.
Spread out the strings and plant the herb seedlings or seeds.
Fill in any gaps with more soil.
Add water to the base of bottle.
Place the neck of the bottle into the base, so the twine wick can absorb the water.
Keep the self-watering planter in an area with plenty of sunlight. Add more water to the base of the planter when you see it needs refilling.
That's it! This simple handmade planter will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.
Hope you'll try to make one at home! Or maybe you use such planter already? Tell me!