File this under fail! I saw this idea to use an empty wine bottle to water the plants on a morning news show. I was curious because I tend to have
several two empty wine bottles in the recycle bin each week. The instructions were simple; fill an empty wine bottle with water and put a cork in it. Place the wine bottle upside down into the plant and the water will provide a slow drip of water into the plant’s soil. Since I am transitioning from artificial to real plants the timing was perfect. I wrote about this plant transition HERE.
Here’s the plant I decided to test the wine bottle idea. I pulled a wine bottle from the recycle bin, filled it with water, put a cork in it and place it upside down in the plant’s soil. . The idea is the water will seep through the cork, slowly, and get water to the roots. The suggestion was this was a great way to water plants when out of town.
I forgot about the wine bottle until one of my boys asked me why there was a wine bottle in the plant. He knows at this point it must be related to my blog or my neighborhood happy hour girls group shenanigans.
My husband asked the same question or maybe he thought this was his moment to have me committed on a 72 hour psych hold. He questioned the physics of this technique..
Say what? I don’t know….
So I tried pulling the cork out a little bit, I went so far to shove a nail through the cork, but the soil stops the water from the drip system.