Beer bottle water globes

Craving Fresh found the super cool idea of recycling glass bottles to make water planters. This idea came from Rad Megan; she pushed glass bottles into her planters for when she was out of town and couldn’t water her plants. So I thought I would add some beer bottles to my hanging baskets as they seem to dry out so quickly. 
You readers told me that these would dry quickly but I thought I knew best (haha what a joke) but you’re right the hanging baskets do dry out quickly and so every time it rains I put them out in the rain but other times I had to water them by hand; this wastes a lot of water. 
I cleaned Mr Ecochick’s beer bottles, filled them with water and pushed them into the baskets. The water will slowly be released into the hanging baskets thus saving my strawberries and tomatoes and also I believe this will use less water. I also added one into my lime tree that greedily drank all the water, I must fill it again. 

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4 thoughts on “Beer bottle water globes

  1. October 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Wow, that is an awesome find! I don’t have any hanging plants, but I think this could work for potted plants over the summer, too.

    Christchurch has put water restrictions into place, so I can only water my plants on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays.

  2. October 26, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Love this – I had to share this post via Pinterest! great idea!

  3. October 26, 2011 at 8:04 am

    ha! I like it.

  4. November 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I’ve been collecting all Paul’s beer bottles and am placing them strategically around the place. The things I like about this method are that you don’t lose water to evaporation, and it directs water straight down to the roots of the plant you want to feed, so the cheeky weeds can’t steal it.