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Old 07-13-2011, 07:11 PM
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Other way for watering

Hi guys I saw a guy putting bottles with water in the soil for watering plants. I think this was a good idea for plants not to dry so that they can take water by themselves.
Any comments on this?
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:25 PM
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Bottles with water in soil..

I have not heard of this method, but it makes sense.

other methods include, not limited to: ->

in the Permaculture line

"Rain water harvesting"
using both swales, and compost to store water.

Use of buried wood left to decay for some time it acts as a HUGE sponge which provides water even thru the hot months.

I use self watering containers, and aquaponics. I had considered puting containers in the ground to store water for plants, but can't tell how full the container is.. perhaps what we could do is a stick with a float in a straw, or even a dip stick...
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:12 PM
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One ingenious method that I have seen is the use of a Terracotta bowl (shaped like a fish bowl), which leaches water into the sounding soil. It was used on a roof top container garden, the owner of the garden would just top up the bowls, and they would do the rest.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:12 PM
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Farmers in Africa use also buried water filled clay pot next to their trees/crop
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:37 PM
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Clarifing

To clarify the bottle of water was put upside down in the soil .
Another thing interesting that I saw on youtube for self watering pot plants with a wick and a container of water under the pot.
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