Slow and Steady Planters

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Slow and Steady Planters

Time:15 min Difficulty:Medium  

One of the trickiest things about growing plants indoors is figuring out how much water they need. This self-watering slow and steady planter will take the guesswork out of watering!

Here’s what you need:

  • An old plastic bottle 
  • Something to cut the bottle with
  • A drill
  • A string
  • Water, soil, and seeds
  • An adult to help

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1: Ask an adult to cut off the top third of your bottle.

Step 2. Ask an adult to drill a small hole in the cap.

Step 3. Pull the string through the hole.

Step 4. Pour some water into the bottom part of the bottle.  

Step 5. Flip the top part upside-down and put it into the bottom part.

Step 6. Fill the top part with soil and plant your seeds.

How it works:

You won’t have to worry about watering your plant from above! That’s because the string soaks up the water and carries it up into the soil. All you need to do is add more water when the bottom is empty. 

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