Self Watering Thermal Insulated Greenhouse for Seedlings/cuttings From Water Bottle.

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Introduction: Self Watering Thermal Insulated Greenhouse for Seedlings/cuttings From Water Bottle.

Self watering thermal insulated greenhouse for seedlings/cuttings from water bottle.

Step 1:

Materials Easy time less than 5 minutes

Waterbotlle
Scissors
Paper towel
soil and seed or cutting
styrofoam cup
screwdriver

Step 2:

Cut water bottle 1/3 from bottom

Step 3:

put holes in bottom of cup

Step 4:

wrap paper towel around shaft of screwdriver

Step 5:

insert paper towel wrapped around screw driver through bottom of cup leaving1/4 length below cup

Step 6:

Fill cup with soil seed and or cutting with paper towel wick in center

Step 7:

Put cup in bottom of water bottle

Step 8:

Water and cover with top of bottle

Step 9:

Unscrew or remove cap to desired level of evaporation.

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    14 Discussions

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    aperkins01096

    Great job! Soil will actually wick up to one foot (potting mix) - but being able to see the water level, having it's own "cloche" that fits without falling over and how easy and handy this instructable is I will be making several of these for myself. Like the idea of the paper cup, too haoran!

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    canno
    canno

    11 years ago on Introduction

    how is this self watering do you need to open the bottle and clean it?

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    Devrimm
    Devrimm

    10 years ago on Introduction

    It is very internesting. Isn't it a kind of " dehumidifier"? I was looking for this to use my little trees. Thanks!!!

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    seenthing
    seenthing

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I tested, the wick shouldn't go to the top. It will make the soil to wet.

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    haoran
    haoran

    10 years ago on Introduction

    One minor improvement: use a paper cup. Then when you transplant the plant, you don't need to take the plant out of the cup, just plant the whole thing and let it biodegrade.

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    TarzanJr
    TarzanJr

    11 years ago on Introduction

    why do you put the top of the top of the bottle above the plant doesnt it need air?

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    LadyHvnly
    LadyHvnly

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Can't you also just plant directly into your garden (or whatever) as the plant will break apart the cup..? hmmmm except the plastic bottle (bottom) would have to be removed first of course.. but i was thinking along the lines of the plant when ready for planting..

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    mapmg
    mapmg

    12 years ago on Introduction

    You can leave the cap loose or off for air to the plants. There are also additional drain holes punched in the bottom of the cup for additional drainage.

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    Scott_Tx
    Scott_Tx

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Oh yeah, should there be some gap or small holes for air for the plants?