Soda Bottle Drip Feeder

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Self watering bottle

 Looking for an easy way to be more water-conscious your home garden? Thanks to The Garden Glove for the idea and the picture above, we can all benefit from this genius idea that will save us time, but more importantly, water!
1. Liter or 2-liter bottle
2. Electric screwdriver
1. Gather your materials
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2. Rinse your bottle thoroughly with water
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3. Screw until a hole is punctured through
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4. Repeat step 3 10-15 times
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5. Test your bottle out in your garden. Click HERE to see what ours looked like in action!
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After you have completed these steps you can strategically place the bottle(s) in your garden to provide water to your plants. dig a hole deep enough to bury the bottle, but leave the top opening sticking out so that you can easily pour water into the bottle. The holes in the bottle will slowly seep water in order to keep your plant healthy and hydrated!
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Happy Gardening from JMG!

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  • Dianne koehler
    April 18, 2016 1:39 pm

    It doesn’t take a really long time before the whole skip plugged up and don’t let the water out anymore. Someone had suggested partially filling the bottle with batting or with strips of T-shirts to keep it from filling with mud

    • Great idea! Thanks for the feedback.

    • Companies that make rain gardens cover long plastic piping with holes in it with a sock-like cover, so an old sock might do the job in this case. Do any of you use battery screwdrivers like the one shown on other projects? With kids?

      • Brooke Boarman
        May 2, 2016 3:15 pm

        Great idea!
        We have used the battery screwdrivers with other projects, but we don’t recommend kids using these on their own…they should let the adults do this part.

  • In humid areas, may want to consider putting the srew-top on to avoid having a mosquito breeding site. It can always be removed to refill the bottle.

  • To keep out the soil, try making a sleeve for the bottle with a cut-off leg from an old pair of nylon hose.

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  • Love, Love, Love all of this!! In Hot, Hot Texas and we need all the help we can get!! I wondered too if you filled the bottle with small pee gravel if this would help the bottle not to collapse while you are trying to barring the bottle in heavier soil. We have some rocky or clay soil here but our bushes can handle it, but still need water.

  • Very Interesting. Will be setting up my Bottle Drop Soon


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