Gardening can be a rewarding hobby. It doesn’t cost you a fortune to set up and nor does it require your undivided attention or time. Plus, you’re also helping provide a bit more oxygen in this world amidst all the carbon fumes consuming our planet.
However, one of the main reasons why a lot of people who take up gardening as a hobby quit halfway through, or end up letting their plants wilt away, is mainly because of not being able to take care of their plants properly, or just being forgetful towards their maintenance. In most cases, it’s the former.
However, if you happen to be one of those who’ve tried growing indoor plants and haven’t been able to take proper care of your plants, here’s a simple DIY to help you achieve your goal without having to take on too much hassle.
The most basic requirements for nurturing your plant is giving it enough sunlight, and watering the plant at least once, daily. The sunlight bit is generally up to nature’s doing, however, the watering isn’t. For those who are unable to water their plants daily, here’s an easy DIY to build a simple self-watering plant tub that will keep your plants healthy and nourishing for weeks, even when you’re away. And the best part, it’s not going to cost you a buck, and it only takes about 10 minutes to set-up.
So, let’s get started.
Things you need:
1. One plastic bottle with a cap (size should be 1 liter or more)
2. One piece of rope (6 inch in length, or more)
3. One sharp knife to cut the bottle.
1. Cut the bottle in half.
2. Make a small hole in the bottle cap.
3. Slide the rope in through the hole. (Half of the rope should be in and the other half, out).
4. Now fill the half (Cap - end) with soil.
5. Fill the other half of the bottle with water. (Filling it up halfway is good enough)
Now, you’re all set to make your self-watering plant tub. Just set the half with the soil inside the half that contains water.
And you’re all done! Now you can grow any kind of indoor plant in this tub. The tub itself can provide your plant with the water from the other end for well over a week. Now you never have to worry about forgetting to water plants, again!