Drip Irrigation Using Pet Bottle

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Use a pet bottle to feed your plants:

1. Make a small hole on the bottle cap using a safety pin.

2. fill the bottle with water and put the cap on.

3. Invert the bottle and push it gently in the flower pot or in the garden.

4. This will keep the soil moist for a few days, even when you are gone on holidays for a few days or should you forget to water the plants when you are busy.

5. This concept can be applied to water pipe / tube at every 10 feet or so, if your garden is "long" ! (Arrange inverted pets at every 10 ft on water pipe like saline drips on patients in the hospital. puncture the tube so that it feeds the pet bottle at the (inverted) top ! ;-D )

Hope it was useful.

reg
ketan

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    10 years ago

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    jamatran

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Is there a way you can do this by cutting the bottoms off the bottles so when it rains you still retain water. I have had times where I was gone for months at a time so its hard to water your garden.

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    pandyaketanjamatran

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Either use more bottles if u have a larger area or use a big drum with a small pinhole so that the water drips for months, if the area is small. You may also try many such pinhole drums over larger area. Principle is - some water is better than no water, i guess....

    reg
    ketan
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    May the rulers go by the path of justice.
    May the best of men and their source always prove to be a blessing.
    May all the world rejoice in happiness.
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    finton

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Re juancho's question: I imagine that would be an advantage. when the temperature rose and the plants needed more water, the pressure inside the bottle would increase and force more water out. Cold temps would shrink the bottle and retain water(?).

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    pandyaketanfinton

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you all ! The Idea is to send the message across that its possible. You may modify, alter and innovate based on your own imagination and experience.

    Thank you once again.

    reg
    ketan

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    canno

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea is this gravity powered, if it is won't the pressure decrease as more water drips You could also use a pringles can, and poke a hole on the plastic cap it would store a lot more water 3/5 the pictures aren't there, instructions could be more clear and more detailed explanation needed this guy xP

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    juancho98

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I am interested in beginning "drip watering" of garden plants. Is there any problem with the water temperature, when the water in a pet bottle or any other bottle heats up in the sun? John