Instructables: exploring - gardening - watering Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:49:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 self watering mini cup planter
self watering mini cup planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> bonglim72 Kindly watch the video for full instruction
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:09:24 PDT
Outdoor Pallet Garden
Outdoor Pallet Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> veryrealperson This instructable will show you how a pallet garden can be constructed. Super low cost, primarily recycled, materials and a little elbow grease create a oasis in your backyard that will supply you with produce all year round if you so choose.We hope you enjoy! Please vote for us at the top right or ...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 20:42:11 PDT
Hose Salvage and Reuse - 3: Hose Connectors
Hose Salvage and Reuse - 3: Hose Connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> russ_hensel When a hose fails you can sometimes fix it with a new connector. Nice brass ones are often 5 bucks a piece: it is often worth fixing the hose ( for inst...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:24:26 PDT
Put Your Hoses Underground
Put Your Hoses Underground - More DIY How To Projects]]> russ_hensel I have a big garden ( 150 x 150 feet ) so there is a lot of hose lying around. Down the middle of the garden is a grass path where the main hose usually is. Since the grass needs to be mowed, the hose needs to be moved. I have move this hose a lot of time, and occasionally forget. I am very good at ...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:11:01 PDT
Automatic Plant Watering Device
Automatic Plant Watering Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> JM1999 I recently had my hands on probably the oldest book I have ever touched, 1947, it was a gardening book.With the Indoor gardens contest I decided I might get a few useful tips, I am now disappointed that I didn't buy the book! It had sooooo many different tips and tricks on almost everything to do wi...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:19:26 PST
Awesomely Automatic Garden Watering Buddy - Complete with Reservoir for Nutrients.
Awesomely Automatic Garden Watering Buddy - Complete with Reservoir for Nutrients. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ManufacturedArtists I have the worst luck with remembering to water my tomatoes on a regular basis. I've nearly killed them 3 times this spring already. So my roommate decided if left to my own devices we'd never get any this year. We looked into drip tape systems, but they still would have required me to turn the wate...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 17:58:19 PDT
Gravity Fed Self Watering Homemade Earth bucket
Gravity Fed Self Watering Homemade Earth bucket - More DIY How To Projects]]> xotan135 This is an idea I saw from another user. They used a plumbing ballcock mechanism to make it function. When I started crafting, I wondered if their might be an easier way to facilitate auto watering instead of having to do all the cutting and using all the adhesive that was needed to modify a float v...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:43:58 PDT
Watering hanging plants easily!!
Watering hanging plants easily!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Naren_Murali Hi there this is my first tutorial. In this instructable i will show you how to make a simple watering device to water ur hanging plants. If you want to skip to the final product view the video in the last step. Material Needed: Submersible DC pump. DC power socket for adapter. Pu...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:43:25 PDT
Auto watering
Auto watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> Soedahl How to make watering your plants easier. 1. Cut a piece of oasis to fit in the bottom of your flowerpot. 2. Fill the flowerpot with water until the oasis is covered. 3. Put the plant on top of the oasis. 4. Check the water level for refilling now and then. 5. The oasis is always moist when wate...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 23:59:00 PDT
Automatic Solar Powered Greenhouse Watering System
Automatic Solar Powered Greenhouse Watering System - More DIY How To Projects]]> halo-nine It used to annoy me that my tomatoes would split due to a lack of water while i was at work, so i decided to build an automatic watering system so this could not happen! i wanted it to be solar powered so that i did not have to run cables from the house to the green house. the system has been workin...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:34:45 PDT
Backyard Garden Boxes - On the Cheap!
Backyard Garden Boxes - On the Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.Hawse My family decided to create some backyard, above-ground, garden boxes since the soil where we live is rock-hard and not easily manageable. We wanted to keep expenses on this project low so we chose materials and methods accordingly. There are many ways to go about this project--some more effective ...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:49:43 PDT
Intelligent watering system with arduino... borsaci06 In this instructable i wanted to share my automatic irrigation system using arduino, soil humidity sensor and a simple aquarium valve attached to a servo... Humidity sensor takes constant readings of the soil moisture and transfers to Arduino which controls a mini servo attached to a tiny valve. you...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:05:21 PDT
Automatic watering from a water barrel
Automatic watering from a water barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> knife141 I am lazy.  A few years ago I got tired of having to manually water the 15-20 potted plants around our patio, so I put in an automatic drip irrigation system.  I would have liked to run the same system to the side of our house where we have 7 potted plants on and near a side porch, but unfortunately...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:46:18 PDT
Wine bottle plant nanny
Wine bottle plant nanny - More DIY How To Projects]]> kriste3582 Make your plants happy with a wine bottle waterer! Gather Supplies supplies needed: -wine bottles (preferably metal screw cap ones) -drill (I used a 1/4 drill bit) -chopstick (or something to pop out the little plastic disc inside the lid) Start drilling 1. Holding the drill as straight as po...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 11:33:32 PDT
Upcycled Auto-Watering Garden Aliens
Upcycled Auto-Watering Garden Aliens - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheProcrastibaker These little guys are sure to abduct your heart.  They're simply out of this world! These aliens work just like watering globes such as aquaglobes, but they can be made from recycled green glass bottles! They are perfect for smaller container plants such as herbs or flowers, and excellent indoors ...
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 17:17:35 PDT
Upcycled Wine Bottle Watering
Upcycled Wine Bottle Watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheProcrastibaker In this instructable, I'm going to teach you how to turn wine into water! Or at the very least, teach you how to upcycle wine bottles into an automatic watering system for your garden. These work on the same principle as the glass watering bulbs for gardens (such as Aquaglobes.) These are PERFECT...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 13:37:50 PDT
pet bottle dropper for gardening. LongJohnHolmes Update: Don't make this version! Too difficult.  I have a better, easier version. I will publish soon.  I saw many pet dropper idea on internet, but all wasn't perfect. From most come the water too fast. I have developed this system. Enjoy.
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Fri, 17 May 2013 05:51:55 PDT
Growing Horizontal Tomatoes
Growing Horizontal Tomatoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> ezman Introduction It is spring, time to think about tomatoes plants.  Will you buy or grow from seedlings?  How many plants?  Do you want more tomatoes for your money?  Do you want healthier tomato plants and fruit?  Do you want the plant to absorb more water and nutrients?  Do you wonder what this title...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 07:30:36 PDT
Reconfigurable Vegetable Garden Watering System
Reconfigurable Vegetable Garden Watering System - More DIY How To Projects]]> FieldingBlue When I first started with my vegetable patch I'd spend hours watering by hand. That got old pretty fast, so I started setting up micro sprays and drippers to water the beds or individual plants. However as soon as I replanted or cycled my garden beds none of the sprays and drippers were in the right...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:00:34 PDT
How to Grow Vegetable Plants!
How to Grow Vegetable Plants! - More DIY How To Projects]]> build52               My instructable shows you how to grow plants  some are easy to and some aren't. This is a good growing guide for beginners who are eagger to learn to how to grow vegteables. GROWING CLIMATES WILL MY PLANT TOLERATE FROST? IS IT BEST TO GROW MY PLANTS IN HOT WEATHER OR COLD WEATHER? Wel...
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Thu, 10 May 2012 00:44:36 PDT
Watering your plants with an Op-amp diy_bloke There is a more extended version of this instructable. You may wanna look there. I currently cannot 'unpublish' this short ibble'. In an earlier instructable, presenting an automatic  garden watering project with an Attiny, I mentioned it could also be done with an op amp. So, let me put my money w...
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Wed, 9 May 2012 05:39:22 PDT
How to Create a Self-watering Seed Starter
How to Create a Self-watering Seed Starter - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftknowitall It is the time of year to get your seeds up and going in your homes, to prevent late frosts from doing damage if you plant them directly in your garden.  Also starting the seeds indoors means that they will produce (flowers, produce etc.) sooner.  Keeping the seeds, then seedlings moist enough to ...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 09:27:39 PDT
Self-regulating watering system
Self-regulating watering system - More DIY How To Projects]]> gkaneto In short: this method uses the technology of some bird water bottles (like this). Additionally, you'll also use some communicating vessels.  The basic idea is drawn in pic #1. To make it, you'll need: - plastic bottle with cap - pot plate - tubing (about 3 to 5 mm of internal diameter) How to do...
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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:07:07 PST
Self Watering Window Boxes
Self Watering Window Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Katiemariesmith If you are out of town frequently or have your hands too full to keep up with plant watering, this is an easy solution. Make your own Self Watering Window Boxes.     Here's how... Step: Gather your Supplies You will need: -A 24" plastic Window Box Liner    (available at Lowe's in the Gardening...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:17:23 PST
Planter Pot Holder Watering/Drainage base LoganMackey  You've seen these i'm sure there is a instructable to make them, there two pieces of plastic that fit together, and hold 5 small pots.   I had one of these and watering them was a challenge since the pots that fit into this thing has no holes in the bottom of them. So fist drill holes into the bott...
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:15:09 PST
Water your grass the simple way... numademan This is how easy someone thought it could be to water your grass. No instructions needed here.  
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:24:03 PST
How to Grow Lettuce Using a Wicking System geneoh SELF WATERING SYSTEM I have grown lettuce using a nylon wicking system shown in the attached photos. The lettuces are 4 weeks old after their transplanting from seedlings. This system is so simple and very effective. Once you fill the reservoir, you don’t need to water them again until they are harv...
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Sat, 29 Oct 2011 02:59:44 PDT
Drip Irrigation
Drip Irrigation - More DIY How To Projects]]> lethalflatulence cheap, easy, mobile drip irrigation. Drip irrigation is much more efficient than sprinklers You need an empty jug and a pointy thing poke a small hole in the bottom of the jug I found that the corner opposite of the handle works best. Start with a small hole; you can always make it larger later....
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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 12:03:09 PDT
Self-Watering with Yarn
Self-Watering with Yarn - More DIY How To Projects]]> moxiepurple A friend told my Mom how to do this, she has been using this method for several years.  You will need: Yarn (I am using cheap acrylic Red Heart brand) Scissors Flower Pots A drip try for flower pots Plants Dirt Braid Yarn & Insert into Pot Cut six strands of yarn about one foot long (you want i...
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Tue, 10 May 2011 05:56:36 PDT
Adjustable garden sprinkler with height (disabled tripod) katerlyn My trusty tripod finally broke. A friend put my sprinkler on the tripod as illustrated by the following photos. The best part is that you can water above the plants so at some points there is more coverage when you have high foliage. Tripod (mine was broken, you might Craigslist or eBay for a used...
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Sat, 7 May 2011 10:56:20 PDT
Self-Watering Veggie Table
Self-Watering Veggie Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kindlekat A Brief History of Gardening in Containers: Do you like gardening but digging in the dirt is too painful, messy, or time consuming? Container gardening is your answer. For many years now, container gardeners have been using pots, tubs, and boxes of all sizes to garden in. While raised bed gardens ...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:45:12 PDT
Water saving valve box
Water saving valve box - More DIY How To Projects]]> drewgrey I have a property on a hill with lots of water in the winter and spring and not enough in the summer. Water is collected and used and directed from rooftops and ground water so that instead of running under the house it can be used in a pond and then into a couple of small water features.Even in the...
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:32:20 PST
Veggie Garden Soaker Hose Irrigation
Veggie Garden Soaker Hose Irrigation - More DIY How To Projects]]> tokala Where I live in New Zealand we get long hot summer days. Just yesterday it was 32deg C (91 deg F) with a very strong hot wind we call the Nor’wester. This dries out our veggie garden very quickly. To help with automating the garden watering without wasting water and making it easier to weed and har...
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Tue, 4 Jan 2011 00:15:26 PST
Drip watering system that costs only nickels and time.
Drip watering system that costs only nickels and time. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rowan_Winterhaven I needed a watering system because I have trouble getting around due to health issues and it's really not fair to my spawn that he be the one to do the watering every day.  Fourteen year old boys want to be in a swimming pool, not standing in the sun providing cool refreshment to a container garden....
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 00:23:15 PDT
IcePop Drip Irrigation for your garden.
IcePop Drip Irrigation for your garden. - More DIY How To Projects]]> marcintosh This little Instructable is for people that have very small gardens in an urban setting perhaps, the sort of plot you might find in a CSA garden. The kind of garden that used to be called a kitchen garden. For example, I'm growing pumpkins in a non-traditional garden. It's located on the embankmen...
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Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:35:29 PDT
A Three Head Sprinkler for Odd Lawns
A Three Head Sprinkler for Odd Lawns - More DIY How To Projects]]> kebmoore This is my first Instructable, so be brutal.   My idea was inspired by bwpatton1 and his “Simple Garden Sprinkler out of inground popup sprinklers”.  He mentioned that he intended it as a springboard, and I jumped all over it. My yard has several areas that are too big to use a soaker hose on and t...
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Thu, 3 Jun 2010 21:47:52 PDT
Using a Soaker Hose to Keep Your Lawn Watered
Using a Soaker Hose to Keep Your Lawn Watered - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ace Fix it
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Sun, 23 May 2010 12:24:04 PDT
Simple Water Sprinkler.
Simple Water Sprinkler. - More DIY How To Projects]]> bertus52x11 Watering your garden should preferably be done with rain water. However, sometimes using tap water is unavoidable. In such a case one should, as with all natural resources, be efficient and sensible. Ever noticed how a small pinch hole in your garden hose is capable of wetting a large area? Many c...
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Thu, 13 May 2010 07:13:56 PDT
Watering can No stress
Watering can No stress - More DIY How To Projects]]> torx This instructable arises from the need to have something that is halfway between a watering can traditional and a rubber for water, combining the advantages of one to the other without presenting large incidents. It's a watering can that is continuously fed through a rubber the water that fills cont...
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Tue, 11 May 2010 16:53:55 PDT
How to make an autowatering system with household items
How to make an autowatering system with household items - More DIY How To Projects]]> arv_christos Are you planning to go on a holiday but you don't have anyone to water your plants during this time period? Instead of buying an expensive auto watering system you can make one with materials that you can find in any house This system is based in simple physics and in the theory of communicating ves...
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Wed, 5 May 2010 10:49:07 PDT
How to make a self watering container
How to make a self watering container - More DIY How To Projects]]> dlpuckett A self watering container consists of: a pot (any old plastic pot will do, make sure it has no holes in it, the pot I used was a bucket I got at the dollar store) a wick (any plastic bottle you can recycle, I used a Gatorade bottle) a pipe ( any pipe big enough to pour water in easily, I used copper...
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Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:27:12 PDT
Auto Watering Plant Nursery
Auto Watering Plant Nursery - More DIY How To Projects]]> LoganMackey  This is a cheap and great way to grow a bunch of seedling in a small space. I use a "windowed in" porch.   You will need Tubing/garden Hoses Sub-Pump  (i used a 500 watt made for dirty water) Shelving Outlet Timer Plastic Bottle Caps Hot Glue Gun lost of glue sticks A awe on any sharp pointed thing...
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Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:47:17 PDT
Pauls Green Watering machine ( Watering can)
Pauls Green Watering machine ( Watering can) - More DIY How To Projects]]> P.A.Beard Whilst searching for #28;make you own watering can#29; on here most if not all was a bit two basic for me i wanted something that looked and worked like a watering can using rubbish so here it is hope you try it out. Material reguired 1. Pop, soda, beer can or any can will do.even a plastic bottl...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2009 05:06:51 PDT
When you go away, your plants will stay... alive!
When you go away, your plants will stay... alive! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Montreal Muriel Keep your plants watered while you go away on vacation Get the stuff You'll need:1 - a bucket (or small waste bin) 5$2 - 1/4 inch tubing. I got some drip irrigation tubing. It was the smallest & cheapest there. 13$ for more than I'll ever need3 - as many of these as you need holes. They are rubb...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:02:28 PDT
Easy Self Watering Plant Container
Easy Self Watering Plant Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> greatchrismyster All it takes is a water bottle and swiss army knife to make this wonderful self watering container. It operates just like an Earthbox. Its very easy to put together and is very low maintenance. It'll make growing plants so easy you'll want to grow an entire garden. Gathering Supplies This is a...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:00:55 PDT
Rainwater drip irrigation system
Rainwater drip irrigation system - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tree Frog Here's a simple drip irrigation system that uses gravity to put rain water from a rain barrel exactly where it's needed in the vegetable garden. This dripper is designed for a square foot garden system, but can be used in any garden situation.Drip irrigation is very efficient. Water is put exactl...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:09:10 PDT
Successful Container Gardening
Successful Container Gardening - More DIY How To Projects]]> DebH57 Many people have that 'Green Thumb' and really enjoy gardening but don't live in a place where there is enough room to do any gardening. Still others who possess the 'Green Thumb' for in the ground planting are frustrated by trying to satisfy their need to grow things when it comes to planting in c...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:57:29 PDT
Zero Power, Self-Watering, Self-Regulating Container Garden
Zero Power, Self-Watering, Self-Regulating Container Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> kingnemo This was inspired by another instructable that shows how to build your own earthbox. My design adds a gravity fed, zero power consuming irrigation system that can water multiple containers automatically.The whole project is built using common, easily found parts at potentially zero cost.I live in an...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 21:06:44 PDT
Portable Gravity Irrigator
Portable Gravity Irrigator - More DIY How To Projects]]> nicomyth Collecting rainwater for irrigating your lawn or garden is a great idea, but getting that water to where you need it is sometimes difficult. This instructable shows how to build a very cheap and easy portable irrigation device and unlike a watering can, this one waters the ground for you.Estimated ...
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Sun, 8 Mar 2009 14:17:40 PDT
Self Watering Mini Garden
Self Watering Mini Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> RomanH Building on the idea of the self watering plant pots (there are several instructables) I've built a bigger version, using IKEA boxes. Get all the Tools / Materials Get some boxes. I used "Samla" boxes from IKEA because they are cheap, available in different sizes and you don't have to buy the lid...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2008 08:08:15 PDT