Experiments in Watering


It’s about to get super hot here (April and May are often over 100) and I am putting in my little tomato plants. I heard about different methods to keep the roots of the plants moist without wasting water, which is scarce this time of year, so I thought I would try a few without additional purchases. Milk comes in plastic containers and I have been hoarding the empty jugs for different uses so I took some, made slits down one side and placed them next to each plant.  My intention is to fill them with water to get a nice flow directly to the roots. Since I am also not excited about plastic in the garden, I am trying a glass bottle as it seems to be draining slower and that could be good.  Let’s see what happens!

8 thoughts on “Experiments in Watering

  1. I feel the same way about plastic, but sometimes you have to outweigh the pros and cons…How about wine bottles? You can drill holes in empty wine bottles or liquor bottles. Saving water can be a challenge. Looks like you are off to a good start!

    • Yes! Next time I pick up some wine I will save the bottle as I have been feeling bad about the lack of recycling glass in this area, plastic is recycled but glass is fantastic. Have been using a few beer bottles but they are small and I do need a larger quantity to help with the water conservation. And time!

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