How to Water Plants While Away

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  • Learn the simplest trick for watering your plants while you’re away. This five minute recycled wine bottle project allows the perfect amount of water flow! 

    How to water plants while you're out of town | wine bottle self watering system

    Watering Plants While You’re Away

    It’s funny that I’m writing this post in the middle of what feels like a monsoon. We have seen so much rain over the past couple weeks that this isn’t even necessary to water plants right now (sorry to those in California, wish we could share). But as soon as I leave town, we all know what will happen – my beautiful patio plants that I have been nurturing for the past few months will be left in the scorching heat, unattended, without a drop of rain in sight.

    It’s the dilemma I face each summer when we travel. Do I pay someone to come over and water plants? No. I hydrate them like I hydrate myself. With wine. Okay, with water, but someone has to drink the wine to make this possible.

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    Easy Wine Bottle Recycling Project

    I may not have the greenest thumb, but I am an avid recycler. I like to make the most from what I already have. And wine bottles? Well, I have a few of those. I also have quite a few plants, so we’re in luck! I created a self watering system from wine bottles in just a few easy steps:

    1. First, you’ll want to rinse and fill your wine bottle with water. 

     wine bottle self watering system | wine bottle crafts

    1. Stick a cork in it. Literally! Simply push it down as far as it will go.
    2. Next, using a nail {preferably, if you can find one- I used a screw for these images because it was the easiest thing to find at the moment} create a hole going through the entire length of the cork and remove.

    How to water plants while you're out of town | wine bottle self watering system on julieblanner.com

    1. Insert wine bottle upside down into plant and it will be hydrated for up to three days!

    How to water plants while you're out of town | wine bottle self watering system

    This project takes less than five minutes and your plants will thank you. They’re thirsty, and so are you! Everybody wins with this wine bottle recycling project. 

    You can also do this with water bottles by creating a hole in the top of the plastic lid, but wine bottles offer additional watering time and are a little more aesthetically pleasing, don’t you think?

    Looking for more ways to recycle wine bottles (or excuses to need them)? Look no further. Learn how to make a Wine Bottle Tiki Torch!

    How to make a self watering system for your plants with a bottle

    I’m not sure who’s more anxious to see the sun, my flowers or me. Happy summer and happy travels!

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