Sunday 2 October 2022

Self-Watering Pop Bottle Propagator

Video I made in 2016 about these repurposed pop bottles to make Self-Watering Pop Bottle Propagators. The modification I made with the formation of a handle was a game changer and no other improvements have been made since 2016. 

Now that I have an additional greenhouse on plot 1, I'm making some more ready for the start of the spring growing season. 

Seeds placed equally as far as possible at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 o'clock as indicated in the photo before the seeds were helped into the compost, watered in and then the reservoir filled with water and the Pop Bottle Propagator lids were placed on top of the handles.     

The water in the bottom of the pop bottle lasts quite a while and allows me not to have to visit the allotment greenhouse every day to water. 

I wished that I had used these this year as I lost too many young plants to the heat wave and ridiculous 41C temperatures outside of the greenhouse. 

For 2023 I'm going to be a little more prepared. 

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