Want to help your plants grown a nice deep root system? Here’s a garden hack that not only helps your plants grow their roots, but helps prevent too much evaporation if you live somewhere really warm. The best part of this garden hack is it’s totally easy on the budget! All you need are empty bottles – like a soda bottle or a water bottle.
You’re going to want to cut or drill small holes on and near the bottom of the bottle. The larger the holes, and the more you cut, the faster the water will drain. Next, dig a hole big enough to bury the bottle so only the top is visible. Pack the soil back up to the open neck of the bottle and you’re done! Tip: If you want to slow down the release of the water you have a couple options. You can put the lid back on after you fill the container which will help slow it down. Or you can partly fill the bottle with coarse sand or soil.
As a bonus, this trick is also a handy way to give your plants water soluble fertilizer!
I used this trick in my garden last spring. The weather in Oklahoma can get quite hot and unless I got up super early I felt like I was losing more water than was soaking into my veggie garden. My tomato plants definitely seemed bigger and more healthy than the year before. I can’t guarantee it was due to this trick, but I like to think it definitely played a part!
Gardening Tools Help
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This article was written by Valerie, an admin for the Gardening With Children page. Gardening With Children is a Facebook page about having fun with your children. It focuses on spending time outdoors gardening, gardening related crafts and games, recipes filled with garden fresh fruits and vegetables, and building an appreciation of the world around us. Like their page to get regular updates!
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