Do It Yourself 2 Liter Self Watering Plants to use every day or when going on vacation.
How to make 2 Liter Self Watering Plants with 2 Liter plastic bottle containers upcycle DIY hack or trick.
Use PET water bottles for self watering plants.
Easy trick that can be used daily to feed plants with water, nutrients and minerals.
How to make it
For 2 Liter bottle containers, make 3-4 small holes in the bottle cap using a hot needle as shown bellow.
Self Watering Plants HowTo Video
In the video you will see how to water plants while on vacation while away.
This life hack can be used every day on your garden to keep plants watered during hot summer days.
How to use 2 liter self watering plants
Steps to make 2 liter self watering plants:
- Take the bottle cap with the holes already made.
- Fill up a 2 liter bottle with water. Place the cap on tight.
- Turn the bottle upside down.
- Insert bottle into the soil next to the plant in a pot or in the garden soil.
- Secure the bottle with a stick and tie it with a rope to the stick.
- Keep in place until the water is depleted.
- Refill when needed again.
Water comes out thru the water bottle cap holes due to capilary action.
Capilary action is a property of soil that will absorb liquid from wet area (bottle) to dry area(soil) until the moisture is regained.
Enjoy your plants and deliver water directly to the roots while minimising evaporation in the summer hot days.
By placing the bottles deeper and increasing the time between waterings, you encourage the plants to grow deeper roots.
You can also make holes in the top of the bottles to make refilling easier but the water will come out much faster this way and might be a bit too fast.
It’s ok like this for daily use but if you are going away on vacation.
You want to make holes only in the bottle cap to release the water slowly.
Too many holes will release water too fast and the bottle will drain faster.
During the day when sun will heat the air in the bottles and due to increased pressure inside the water bottle.
You han also learn how to water plants with a diy drip irrigation system with a timer.
Learn to water plants while on vacation.
More water goes out into the soil exactly when your plants need it the most in the sunny hot summer days.
Enjoy your happy self watering plants!