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Water Your Garden with Wine Bottles

 Every muscle in my body hurts today. Portland experienced its first GLORIOUS and sunny weekend of the year, and I spent 98% of it in my  backyard building a garden bed and planting veggies and flowers and cleaning up the aftermath of a lot of months of rain and neglect. The yard is looking fantastic, and the plants haven’t died yet! Hey, 3 days and still going strong- that might be a record for me!

I’ve already started thinking about how to make sure the garden is well taken care of while I’m in Paris next month (haven’t you heard?!), and happened up on this idea to use wine bottles as a watering system from Lettuce Share. It’s kind like those fancy watering globes I’ve seen in stores, except for free and without so much risk of shattering (I bought a few of those globes last year and not a single one stayed in one piece!). If you’re not the wine-drinking type, you could also use apple cider bottles, vinegar bottles or even glass soda bottles! Extra credit if you decide to fancy them up with adornments!

**Bonus tip: don’t buy expensive marbles from the craft store for this! Buy the bag of marbles from the dollar store!**

You can whip up several of these in just minutes!

{Make wine bottle garden waterers.}

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8 Responses to Water Your Garden with Wine Bottles

  1. Michelle L. says:

    Thanks, Breanna! I was just about to buy some of the fancy globes – really! – and this is so much better. And great tip that those things break – I didn’t know that. Paris? You lucky thing!

  2. elmie malano says:

    like it!

  3. Brilliant! My neglected plants will be ever grateful to you!

  4. Sondra Booze says:

    What do you need marbles for? Do I need to put something in it so the water won’t just pour out? I have wanted to buy those watering globes but they looked liked they would break to easily! Thanks for this tip! I have tons of plants and this will make life a lot easier!

    • Breanna says:

      In the original post (linked in the article above) she uses the marbles to allow the water to slowly drip into the garden bed. I didn’t use marbles and still had good results.

  5. gail maddox says:

    You didn’t explain the need for marbles with the wine bottles watering…

    • Breanna says:

      In the original post (linked in the article above) she uses the marbles to allow the water to slowly drip into the garden bed. I didn’t use marbles and still had good results.

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