You can make a lot of interesting constructions using improvised tools - you just need to show a little patience and imagination! This improvised self-watering pot can rightly be called one of the ingenious inventions with your own hands. It has an unusual construction: the elements are assembled in such a way that the plants drink exactly as much water as they need. There is no overflow or drying. This is a real find for those who can not or do not want to grow tomatoes and cucumbers on the beds. The design is remarkably located on the windowsill and does not take up much space.
To work prepare:
- several plastic 1.5-liter bottles (depending on how many such pots you need);
- suitable for seed / seedling soil;
- a piece of thick yarn (material does not matter);
- a sharp blade or knife to cut the bottle.
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Using a cross-head screwdriver and a hammer, punch a hole in the center of the cover.
3. Measure approximately 20 cm of yarn, fold it in half and tie it in a knot, as in the photo below:
4. Thread the yarn into the cap, leaving the knot outside. Through it water will flow into the ground.
5. Screw the cap back to the top half of the bottle. Assemble the following simple design:
6. For convenience, sign on the bottles that you sow.
7. Add primer to the top of the bottle, plant the seeds as usual.
8. Water them. The first time you need to water the soil very well in order to create some kind of vacuum in the future, when liquid will flow through the yarn into the ground. As a result, the bottom of the bottle should be about half filled with water.
It remains only to wait for seedlings. And they will certainly be!