Introduction: Self Watering Pot Plant From Drink Cans
Want to grow some herbs? Or have a pot plant which doesn't need to be watered everyday? If so, check this out.
Material & Equipment:
Wicking material (stocking)
4 pak can clip HDPE plastic
Piece of cord
Snap off knife.
Purchase and consume your favourite beverage.
Cut a can in half with the knife. Take care, consider eye protection. Finish cutting with scissors.
Trim edges to be straight and true with scissors.
Wash the wicking material (optional).
Turn top half of can upsided down, place wicking material through opening and into bottom half. Carefully fit top can onto bottom half. It's a snug fit.
Cut a 2nd can, about 3 cm (inch & a bit) from top. Trim both sides with scissors to be straight.
Cut bottom off 2nd can, straighten edge. Cut resulting ring down the middle with scissors.
Flatten , by rubbing over an edge.
Make a filling tube, by rolling a tube and securing with sticky tape.
Insert filling tube into can's drinking hole and secure with glue from glue gun.
This can now be used as a planter for herbs and placed on a kitchen window still. But wait, there's more..
Insert the planter onto the top section of prevously cut 2nd can.
Clip planter into pak clip. With filling tube outwards. Add a plant into the can. e.g. parsly. Clip in more planters.
Spread planters outwards with another tube, placed at base of can clip. Secured with glue from hot glue gun.
Make another set of planters, stack on top. Secure with cord.
Add water through filling tubes, and enjoy low maintainance gardening.
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