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Wine Bottle Self Watering for Container Garden

Posted by Juanema Texas zone 2 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 3, 14 at 12:32

Has anyone tried using wine bottles upside down or soda bottles right side up for watering container gardens?


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RE: Wine Bottle Self Watering for Container Garden

  • Posted by corrine1 7b Pacific Northwest (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 3, 14 at 16:40

Yes, I bury a 2 liter bottle to up the neck, so you have 1" or so of the bottle out of the soil. Once the plants have grown it's nearly invisible. I prefer to put it at a 30 degree angle with the neck closest the edge of the pot and sloping toward the center. I poked holes in the bottom & around the middle section for seeping out A soldering iron melts it easily, but is smelly. I've also used an ice pick and opened it more with a scissor. Also works with a gallon milk jugs.

I wish I would have used 2 of the bottles last year. My largest pots held 2 cucumbers with dianthus & pansies surrounding.


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RE: Wine Bottle Self Watering for Container Garden

Wonderful! thank you so much.


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RE: Wine Bottle Self Watering for Container Garden

Question: How long does it take fot the bottle to become empty ?


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