Introduction: SELF WATERING PLANTER

THIS IS MY FIRST INSTRUCTABLE AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.

YOU CAN MAKE A RECYCLED SELF WATERING ORGANIC PLANTER FROM ANY PLASTIC DRINK BOTTLE BUT I CHOSE TO USE A 2 LITRE BOTTLE BECAUSE YOU CAN PUT A FAIRLY DECENT SIZED PLANT IN IT WITHOUT IT TIPPING OVER.

Step 1:

1) TAKE A 2 LITRE BOTTLE AND RINSE IT OUT THOROUGHLY WITH HOT WATER AND VINEGAR.
2) REMOVE THE CAP AND DRILL A SMALL 1/8" HOLE IN THE CENTER.
3) CUT A 12" LONG PIECE OF COTTON STRING.
4) TIE A KNOT 3" FROM THE CUT ENDS TO MAKE A ' Y ' SHAPE.
5) FEED THE STRING THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE CAP TILL YOU HIT THE KNOT.

Step 2:

6) CUT THE BOTTLE CLOSE TO THE TOP WITH A UTILITY KNIFE AND REMOVE.
7) FILL THE BOTTOM WITH WATER AND ORGANIC PLANT NUTRIENTS.
8) REPLACE THE CAP ON THE TOP PIECE OF BOTTLE.

Step 3:

9) TURN THE TOP PIECE OVER AND PLACE ONTO THE BASE PIECE.
10) FILL THE TOP WITH ORGANIC COCONUT FIBER AND BE SURE THAT THE STRING IS EVENLY PLACED TO HELP DISTRIBUTE THE WATER.
11) LAST BUT NOT LEAST, ADD YOUR FAVORITE PLANT.
12) YOU NOW HAVE A RECYCLED SELF WATERING ORGANIC PLANTER.

Step 4:

OTHER USES FOR YOUR BOTTLES

1. DRY OR LIQUID FUNNEL
2. ODDS AND ENDS ORGANIZER
3. SPRAY BOTTLE
4. GARDEN PLANT SELF WATERER
5. BIRD FEEDER/ HOUSE
6. INSECT CAPTURE DEVICE
7. MATERIAL SCOOP


THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ITEMS THAT YOU CAN MAKE FROM THESE BOTTLES.

WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT SHAPES, SIZES AND COLORS, IT IS ALMOST ENDLESS.

BE CREATIVE AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN MAKE FROM YOUR BOTTLES BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO THROW THEM AWAY.

Comments

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Marcos (author)2012-02-18

I'm not sure what makes this organic.

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Schnelly B (author)Marcos2016-03-21

Yeah I was wondering that too...

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toklatkate (author)2011-06-12

Very good diagrams. Love the PDF version!

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finton (author)2010-07-23

Good first 'ible, kmd7, and I like the diagrams. Just a point though, don't use capitals as it is TOO MUCH LIKE SHOUTING!!!! Other than that, let's see more 'ibles from you, especially with actual photos of each step.

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squidknit (author)2009-06-09

your caps are on, BTW

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stephenniall (author)2009-04-29

Ahh very smart i thought this would be like a pump on a timer but i see it Fills when it rains Very gd