Two-Liter Drip Irrigation Bottle

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Have you ever had a container plant completely dry out? When you try to water the plant the water just runs right through or down the edges and out the bottom of the container. I learned from a nursery grower at a trade show that putting ice on the soil in the container allows the potting mix to absorb the water slowly as the ice melts. So I got to thinking about that and decided that if the melting ice will slowly rewet the soil why wouldn’t a slow irrigation system work as well. I don’t know where I came up with this idea of drilling holes in the bottom of a two-liter bottle, but it has worked great for me when watering indoor plants and for wetting transplants in the garden without watering the entire garden. Here is a short video on how to make the two-liter bottle drip irrigation system. I hope you enjoy it.

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Shawn Banks, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShawn BanksCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Shawn Email Shawn N.C. Cooperative Extension, Carteret County Center
Posted on Dec 3, 2019
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