GARDENING TIPS – The Best Time for Garden Watering / How To Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System

May 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm 2 comments

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Watering your plants early in the morning before 10am is best.  In the heat of the day, water evaporates quickly so much of it will be unable to reach the roots of your plants.  Also, during the middle of the day, the sun may tend to burn the wet plants.

You may prefer to water late in the afternoon. If so, after 4pm and before dark is best.  However, wet leaves and stems overnight may cause fungus or disease to grow on your plants.

You might consider doing a deep garden watering every 3-5 days rather than watering every day for short periods.  A deep watering will ensure that the water actually reaches the roots of your flowers and plants.

How To Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System

The materials you will need:

  • Plastic soda bottle or water bottle that still has the lid
  • Drill and small drill bit
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting surface

Drill 4-8 holes in the lid. Small holes for a slow drip. Not too small – you don’t want to get them blocked.

Cut the bottom of the bottle off, using the knife.

Dig a hole near the plants you want to water.  Bury 1/3 – 1/2 of the bottle in the hole with the cap in the dirt (open side up).  Secure it into the hole by pressing dirt around it.

Now pour water in it and hey presto – an irrigation system for your plants.

You can add fertilizer to the bottle every few weeks so that your plants are fertilized right at the roots.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joyce  |  May 29, 2012 at 6:35 am

    i love this 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. Leanna Peskin  |  June 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Gardening is definitely my own pastime due to the fact it definitely helps myself to enjoy and relax. I like to grow plants and flowers both in the house as well as outside the house. My personal preferred plants are usually tropical decorative plants as well as fruit bearing plants.

    Reply

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