This past summer I planted tomatoes in containers on our deck. I would water them everyday, sometimes with the hose and other times, when I was in a rush, with a pitcher. I often thought it would be nice to have some kind of watering can.
Well today I have one and it works beautifully. It was also completely free and non-wasty. Yeah!
I found the tutorial on the “A Journey to a Dream” blog.
It was super easy and fast. First, I made sure to save my 1/2 gallon milk carton and wash it. Then I found a sharp needle and a candle (I needed the flame). The tutorial talked about heating the needle with a match flame, but I’m a chicken with matches so I lit a candle and ran the needle through that flame. It’s important that the needle is hot so it will melt the plastic lid. And melt it does – like butter!
After I finished making a number of holes in the lid, I filled the bottle with water and attached the lid. The water flowed out beautifully and will work perfectly the next time I need to water a plant. I think I will make a couple more. And I’m seriously considering these as Christmas gifts (just kidding :-))
“Does this mean you’re not going to use the hose anymore? ‘Cause that would be fine with me. I’m not a huge fan of the hose.”
Cool idea! X
Great idea. You could make a few and add some liquid feed and leave them in a warm greenhouse ready to feed your plants.
That’s a wonderful idea. I’m starting to save my 1/2 gallon milk jugs already :-).