We’ve talked about the advantages of container gardening, as well as ideas for fabulous and unlikely growing containers. But then of course there’s caring for container plants. I have been traveling a lot during these past few months, as many people do in the summer time. I also happen to have a lot of plants that need love while I’m away, and the hot months are when they need a lot of water, especially when they are in pots.  So today I’m going to show you a little #modernpioneering hack for How to Turn a Plastic Bottle into an Irrigation Tool, so you can keep your plants watered while you galavant around the globe. 

How to Turn a Plastic Bottle into an Irrigation Tool:

How to Turn a Water Bottle Into An Irrigation Tool

How to Make It

If you’ve already read my post on Tips for Outdoor Container or Roof Gardening then I have no doubt that you already have happy plants. To keep them watered, take a large plastic bottle with a screw cap and make 1 to 3 very tiny holes in the cap. Fill the bottle up with water, screw on the cap and turn it upside down. Insert the neck of the bottle into the soil. This will act as a drip irrigation, which is particularly handy when you are going out of town.

How to Turn a Water Bottle Into An Irrigation Tool

For when you are home, visit my additional tips on the Art of Watering Plants! And be sure to send me pictures of your beauties on social media using #ModernPioneering.

Georgia Pellegrini

Growing up on her family’s farm in upstate New York, Georgia developed a passion for simple farm-to table food and a deep connection to the outdoors. Having worked in the finance world after college, she decided to leave her cubicle and reconnect with her roots. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute, she began working in Michelin restaurants in New York and France, and soon started leading her renowned Adventure Getaways: excursions around the country aimed at promoting “manual literacy” and helping participants step outside of their comfort zone and experience life more viscerally. Georgia is a firm believer in empowering people to be self-sufficient, identify personal strengths and pursue their life passions.