This technique ensures your garden plants stay hydrated for nearly a month, without any cost involved. It’s a trick many gardeners swear by, and we’re excited to share it with you.
Garden plants, particularly those in pots, require consistent watering. In the heat of summer, when rainfall is scarce, it’s crucial to water them regularly to prevent wilting or death. This is especially true for vegetable plants, as adequate water is not only vital for their growth but also for producing flavorful fruits.
That’s why we’re introducing you to a farmer-approved method for watering your garden’s vegetable plants. This effortless, cost-free technique will keep your plants hydrated for about a month. You won’t need to water them daily; just occasional checks to ensure everything is functioning as intended.
In the following paragraph, we delve into the details of this method. The best part? It requires no special purchases, utilizing a common household item instead. Read on for all the essential information.
How toSet Up a Month-Long Watering System
This method is particularly handy if you’re away from home for several days. You’ll need a large plastic bottle—the bigger the bottle, the longer it will water your plants. With a marker, draw two lines on the bottle: one 15 centimeters from the bottom and another 10 centimeters from the neck.
These lines create an internal guide indicating where to position the bottle in relation to the plant. About 7 centimeters from the bottom, mark a spot for drilling a small hole—this can be done with an awl or heated iron. Ensure the hole is small.
Fill the bottle with water up to the first line you drew, then tightly screw on the cap. Now, it’s time to place the bottle in the garden.
Positioning the Bottle
This watering method is ideal for garden plants. Dig a small hole near your plant to accommodate the bottle, burying it up to the first line you marked. Make sure the side with the hole faces the plant. Cover the bottle with soil, leaving the top exposed.
Open the cap, fill the bottle completely, and then close it again. Once sealed, the water level stabilizes, releasing water only when the plant needs it or when the soil dries, dripping out like a teardrop.
This simple yet effective method ensures your plants are consistently watered, eliminating the need for daily watering. While this method suits vegetables in the garden, there are other techniques for potted plants, like the bottle and twine method.