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Not much of a green thumb? Not a really responsible? Tried to grow plants but they died cause you forgot to water them? A new, easy way to grow little plants that efficiently use the water you give them. I personally gave up on this project about a week ago. Then I saw they were growing, I haven't watered them for a week and they're growing! Using a tiny vial not only doesn't let the water evaporate and escape like normal pots, it also creates a continent carrying case.

This project was suggested by tech-king. Oh, and you can't grow cactuses in here (thanks tech-king)

Oh, and if you like this project please rate/vote then! All I want is a Robot T-shirt to look spiffy in.

UPDATE: I will try and add pictures everyday in the intro to show the progress of growing.
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Step 1: Items

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What you need is:
Seeds (I chose Basil since it grows really fast)
Tiny vials (I just found these, I used 4 in this project)
top soil (or dirt)
pipette or syringe (some way of watering the plant)

This project costed be nothing cause I found/had everything.

Step 2: Insert Dirt

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take a tiny bit of soil at a time and push it through the neck with a stick, it should take you about 2 minutes per bottle. Put about 3/16 of an inch of dirt (approximate)

Step 3: Insert seed

need I say more?

Step 4: Fill the rest

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put about 1/4 of an inch on top of the seed using the same method as in step 2.
(I know it's the same picture, but it's dirt, not much to show)

Step 5: Water

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Drop about 2-4 drops of water into the vial using either a pipette of a syringe. I only had to water it once for the first week.

Step 6: Put it under the sun

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or in this case a light. Let it grow for about a week, I used my mom's orchad stand. It took about a week for it to grow.

Step 7: Enjoy!

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Enjoy your pocket plant!
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Ploopy4 months ago


humxa1 year ago
Hey, heres my plant roughy 10 days old, should I remove the one of the two plants?
fjersten1 year ago

Would look cool as a necklace!

maxsleight1 year ago


thehbird1 year ago


amuna11 year ago
would millet seed be good to use?
You should add an LED to the top so it gets more light.
atralheaven4 years ago
Can I use a darker vial with a blue LED inside? I searched alot but I just found dark brown vials
HamenChips4 years ago
I'll try this one but i'm gonna put some blue LEDs to make my flowering seeds grow fast.
Blue LED's?
Yup, LED's have special atributions to plants, search that on the net.
copper tube4 years ago
what is in the pot ?
ilpug4 years ago
lol interesting use for a crack vial. nice instuctable though. i might do this.
greenmypc4 years ago
This is an excellent project!
RobertoH7 years ago
Great instructable! i'm gonna try this with mushrooms when i have a chance
1oooop RobertoH5 years ago
 imma try it with cacti ;)
LemonLily6 years ago
What happens if it grows really big? Would it get jammed? That wouldn't me too good. Poor plant.
I think it would die. You would have to take it out and replant it once if got bigger. This looks like a really fun way to start them though.
 ^^ I agree...
Jent135 years ago
You could also instead of using a vile you could use a tic tac container or a glass jar with a lid. like the kind you get spaghetti sauce or olives in.
... a jam jar.
keno10106 years ago
where can i get a vial like that
Small plastic bottles at $4/10 bottles. 5/8 dram and 1 dram available: http://www.blackcatmining.com/mining-equipment/plastic-vials.cfm

Small glass bottles at $4.50/10 bottle: 5/8 dram, 1/2 dram, and 1 dram available: http://www.blackcatmining.com/mining-equipment/glass-vials.cfm
J@50n5 years ago
 Great instructable! Thanks!
I love the shelf. I've been trying to think of a way to keep my plants alive when I bring them indoors this winter. Thanks.
dombeef6 years ago
II know!!!
"I've got a jar of dir-t, I've got a jar of dir-t, I've got a jar of dir-t, and guess what's inside it?"
A... um... uh..A HEART!!!
...? I Dar you to tell a friend who hasnt seen the jar until you finish the sentence... -PKT
It's a quote.
Ah. My mistake. By whom are you quoting? Cool instructable by the way, what other kinds of seeds does this work for?
Idk, some video I saw online, I think it's from POC. Haha, while it is a cool one, it isn't my ible, so I don't really know...
A good name6 years ago
*sigh* It is instructables like these that make me question why I don't just go to wikihow.
Why you got a syringe huh...? huuuuuh...? Nah.. Just messing with you
862now6 years ago
What did you do when the plant outgrew its vial?
man, i want to make this so badly
where in australia can u get them?
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