This summer I tried something different with my garden. It was very discouraging last year because in our area we had a drought. My plants died because we were on a water restriction.
So this year I wanted to make sure the plants were watered enough. As I pondered the situation and realized that I also did not want to spend money, I happened on an idea from Pinterest. The plan consisted of recycling pop bottles and water bottles.
I took pop bottles and cut them in half. After that, next to each plant I dug a hole and put the pop bottle with the small end and placed it in the ground. This allowed me to water each plant individually. Of course, this year we have had more than enough rain so I really just used my invention when the plants were small.
But, while my plants were small they were getting their own water. Watering my plants was easy because I took a milk jug, filled it, then went around to each one and filled the bottle by a plant.
Since I did not leave the caps on the water would drain out in 15 min or so.
This idea would work great with indoor plants and it helps the environment. I did save the remaining bottoms of the pop bottles because at Easter they can be made into Easter baskets!
At the end of the year I will gather up the ones that I have used and store them with all of the pop bottle bottoms that I have saved.