Introduction: Toilet Mini Garden
recently I broke my toilet tank hand wash basin,not too much but still very visible and ugly,I contacted Maker for replacement just to find out that making of this model was discontinued about 15 years ago.Since whole thing is still perfectly usable i decided to mask the damages by placing a fake Ivy vine over it.But after couple of minutes it comes to me that this could be used as small hydroponic garden with the real plants such as pothos or any other water tolerant plants.Toilet itself is one of the brightest places in the shop so there is no light deficiency.It took me about 15 minutes to finish the whole project with almost no cost,all of the stuff and tools i already had.If you have to buy everything it would cost about 10 bucks.
Step 1: Tools Needed
All the tools I needed were piece of mosquito screen for the windows,Torch or hot glue gun, glue stick,scissors for cutting the screen and a screwdriver for adjusting the water flow rate in the bowl.
Step 2: Gluing the Screen
First thing is to glue the screen over the drain hole in the bowl so it acts as a filter and barrier so the substrate would not fall in to the tank and to prevent clogging of the hole which could lead to flooding of the whole bowl,not the mention the toilet itself.I preferred to use gas torch over the hot glue gun,it's faster (doesn't require waiting for the gun to heat up ) and in this case i didn't needed to be very precise it's going to be covered any how.
Step 3: Substrate
After the glue is set I added hydroponic expanded clay into the bowl ,plant the pothos and cover it with peat moss and some sphagnum moss to keep the high moisture level,
Step 4: Finished Double Green Toilet Top
I'm going to add some other small plants and some pebbles on the top of soil just for visual sake,also I'm adding organic liquid fertilizer on the weekly basis just before I leave my shop for off-days,so the fertilizer won't leech out in the minutes.That is about it ,i still need to wait couple of month till the leafs cover the damage...
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