View Full Version : Anyone ever make their own Watering Globes?
07-22-2012, 02:39 PM
I'll be away for 8 days and always hate to ask someone to water my outdoor pots (especially when they will be away some of the days too). I was thinking of buying those watering globes, but came across some sites that mention how people make their own out of different bottles. What a great idea! Has anyone tried this? Does it work. I assume for larger pots I should use larger bottles. I'm going to experiment. :) The trick seems to be to water the pot well, and poke a hole in the cap so that the water slowly can trickle.
Here are a couple of sites I came across:
Assuming this link works, there are several good suggestions on plant care while you are gone, including clear simple directions for the water bottles.
The globes are pretty and pricey and the bottles do really work just as well.
I hope this is an anticipated, happy break for you..
07-23-2012, 05:54 AM
Thanks for the link Patt. Some good info there.
We're off to Orlando for the AAU 17U National Basketball Tournament. DS's team qualified in May so we've been looking forward to it.
08-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Back from vacation and my plants survived. We moved them into the garage like the link from patt suggested and I place my bottles into the soil as well. There was one pot that still had some water left in the bottle, but the others were empty. The soil was still somewhat moist in the other pots, to my surprise. I've moved them back into the sun, watered them well, and hope the color will brighten up, as they don't seem as green. Even my herbs survived. :)
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