The world is warming. Resources are dwindling. Clean water is in short supply. Recycling is ever more important.
Inspired by a trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall, this is a neat trick to save water in your vegetable garden, especially plants growing in pots and troughs, which dry out more quickly. You can get specially-made ceramic widgets, but this is my version made from recycled materials.
I call it the Scrooge Bottle.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
For each plant or pot you want to water, you need a bottle, and something absorbent to fill it with, such as cotton wool, old socks or the off-cuts from your jeans.
No matter how many plants you want to water, you need a knife, a pin and a pair of pliers.