Recycled Self Watering Planter

Introduction: Recycled Self Watering Planter

Another self watering planter

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Step 1: Materials

Plastic pop bottle. Dirt .plant

Step 2:

Cut the bottle in half

Step 3:

Put some paper towel in the hole of the bottle to keep the dirt from getting into the water

Step 4:

Fill with dirt and add your plant. The plant in the photo is a passion vine seedling I started from a store bought fruit

Step 5:

Add water to the bottom of the bottle and leave your plant in a sunny place you should only have to refill the water half every month or so

Step 6:

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    7 Discussions

    Cool!

    Now I know a way to make a self watering plant with out the use of some kind of wick. :)

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    Phoenix Flare
    Phoenix Flare

    5 years ago

    Nice! I love plants, and this feeder looks great and simple!

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    Ravirar
    Ravirar

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Cool, but I don't get how it's self watering.

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    Emerty
    Emerty

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, It's using capillary action - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capillary_action

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    lynnfiorante
    lynnfiorante

    6 years ago

    The water on the bottom half as long as the water is above the hole on the top half will be pulled into the paper towel and in turn the dirt will pull the water out of the paper towel . I personally have 3 of them made I am growing mangos and orange trees in them and I have not watered them in a month and the plants are doing great.