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<a href="http://www.yougrowgirl.com/garden/dripsystem.php" target="_blank">Pop Bottle Irrigation...</a><br><br>
Have you tried it? On Veggies? I've been saving 2 liter pop bottles in hopes that I can use them in my garden this summer, but I haven't ever done it before.<br><br>
If you have used this system...<br><br>
-Do you use it for all of your plants? Are there plants this just doesn't work for?<br>
-Is it the only system you use for watering your garden?<br>
-Do you use one per plant, or, say, one every other plant?<br><br>
Any tips?
 

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Is that where you cut off the top and put holes in the bottom and you pour water in the top and it slowly waters your plants? If it is I think it's the coolest idea.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Yeah. I think it should work really well, I'm just not sure if I can use it reliably for my only source of water.<br><br>
I think it will be awesome, especially when it gets SO hot, for water-lovers, like cukes and melons. Last summer I just couldn't get enough water on my cucumbers and some of them were bitter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I also like that I can fill the bottles with water and take off for the a weekend, even if it is July, and not have to worry that my plants will wither away.<br><br>
I'm generally optimistic about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I do the same sort of thing with 4L milk jugs. I like that I can water with manuer tea or other fertilizers. I usualy do one jug in the middle of a group of 3 or 4 plants. Sometimes I will put a row of jugs between two rows of plants but I don't plant in rows that often anymore.<br><br>
Be sure to poke your holes about an inch up from the bottom. This will leave a bit of water in the jugs and help stop them from blowing away when they're empty.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Be sure to poke your holes about an inch up from the bottom. This will leave a bit of water in the jugs and help stop them from blowing away when they're empty.</div>
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That's a great tip!
 
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