Cuttings planted in self watering planters made from recycled 2 litre bottles.
- Cut the top third off a two-litre plastic bottle.
- Drill a small hole in the cap.
- Pass a string through the hole.
- Fill the bottom of the bottle with water, reaching just below the cap.
- Place the top upside-down in the bottom half of the bottle and plant your cutting.
- The string will pull the water up the string wick into the soil.
- As you can see it works very well for cuttings.
“Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.” ~Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897
As you can see any size or shape bottle will do. Sage cutting in small bottle. Seeds in a large empty vinegar bottle.
Rosemary, Sage, Lemon Verbena, Rue, Wilde Als (artemisia indigenous to South Africa) amongst others all thrived in these planters.
The link below takes you to a lovely clear picture of a planter….
Self explanatory diagram….
So easy and very effective.
Have fun. I love growing from cuttings.
“Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.” ~Lewis Gannit.
….or in my case an irresistible impulse to get up and take a cutting!!