Water, time & $$

Swedeinla(SoCal z10)September 15, 2005

Here in So Cal (with heavy clay soil) I save all my cumby plastic nursery pots and every time I plant a new plant, I "plant" a pot nearby. Then when I water I fill up the pot in the ground and the water slowly seeps into the ground. I get deep watering, while saving water time and money. It's worked great for me - and if i get bored of the hole it makes a perfect nursery for a small annual.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Swedeinla(SoCal z10)

Whoops - forgot to add to fill them with leaves or compost to slow the water going in and to amend the soil.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2005 at 2:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
garden_witch(z6a MI)

Great idea =) I have tried 2-liter bottles with the bottom cut of and the top buried in the ground. I fill them with rocks to keep them in there and to keep them from getting clogged up. I used these for my tomatoes to get water direcly to the roots.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2005 at 5:00AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
free wooden boxes
Now is the time to head to your local wine store and...
Seed Starting
I use an empty egg carton that the eggs come in from...
Need inexpensive front yard ideas
We are in Southern California and we have a font yard...
bless me father for I have sinned I planted an apple
Here I am, hungry one day, and I buy an Opal apple....
My frugal methods :)
Where do I start??? My biggest expense was the rain...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™