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Using A Plastic 2 Liter Bottle To Water Plants

Submitted by on April 25, 2011 – 5:26 am 4 Comments
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Hey guys!! I’m so glad you could join me, Jill, Amy, and Megan for another fun-filled Homestead Barn Hop! It has been so inspiring visiting everyone’s homesteads and seeing what you’ve all been up to! Keep the great ideas coming!


This year I’m trying something different to water my tomato plants. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had trouble with my tomatoes splitting from uneven watering. So, this time around I’m planting 2 liters alongside my tomato plants. I’ll fill them with water and a fertilizer (manure tea maybe) once a week. That way they will get a constant moisture supply. Plus, I won’t have to worry about fungus or disease from the leaves of the plant getting wet.

Here’s how it’s done:

First, cut the bottom off of the bottle. I just cut where the seam is.

Next, use a nail or something to poke a couple of holes in the lid of the bottle. This is where the water will drip out at the roots of the plant.

Then you bury the bottle neck-down next to the plant, so that it’s angled toward the roots of the plant. Be careful not to disrupt the delicate root system when digging.

We don’t drink soda so thank goodness for Pepsi loving family members!! Hopefully this year will be my best tomato harvest yet!

Have you tried this watering method before? Do you have a better idea for watering tomato plants (and others) consistently? What works for you?

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