The Difference Between Direct Watering Planters & Using Soda Bottles? Less Water
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About two and a half weeks ago we got a question
about the way we use soda bottles to water some of our containers and the question is
you state that the water drained out overnight, how is this a watering system? It’s not much
different from standing there and pouring it into the planters yourself. The reason I took
so long to reply to this question was I thought the video was the best way to do it and I
had some computer problems. You’re looking at one of our bottles in a
container of sweet peppers and we’re going to fill it with water right now and then we’re
going to swing over to this empty barrel and we’re going to pour in 2 liters of water.
We’re going to pour the whole thing in
and the water is all put into this container and it’s a pretty decent amount of water but
the water is only penetrating the top two maybe 3 maybe even 4 inches in a few places.
The water is not getting way down to the roots. Now we’re going to swing back over to the
other barrel here and you can see the water has only gone down a little bit. The big difference
is the amount of water and where the water goes, in this container with the peppers that
water is all going to go down anywhere from 6 to 10 inches deep every ounce of it it’s
going to be down there where the roots need it and it will encourage deep root growth
for better and healthier plants. On the other side you can grow decent plants but you’re
going to use more than 2 liters of water to let it get a good soak and your roots won’t
be as deep unless you pour a lot more water. I hope that answered your question. Well that it for this one, please comment,
rate and subscribe and for those of you who enjoy the way I drop my R’s I think I picked
the perfect video for you. Thanks for watching, God bless, bye.

16 thoughts on “The Difference Between Direct Watering Planters & Using Soda Bottles? Less Water

  1. HEHEHEHEHE!!!!! I love how you watuh those plantuhs!!!! When I hear your accent, I think of lobstuh fishuhmen.

  2. Does the pipe below the bottle have holes drilled in it or is your plan to allow all water to go to the bottom of the container? Thanks…brojer

  3. MULȚUMESC pentru această postare și vă doresc toate cele bune și Succes în continuare în tot ce faceți!! Sfaturi excelente!!

  4. Thanks guy.. I found this to be true in my Plants as well. In our summers( hits 90) tings dry out pretty fast.. I used to have to Hose the Plants in their Pots 2x wk.. and count to 5 while doing so, now just fillup each bottle and last a whole week..I got a Soaker Hose for my Larger Garden and around my Bushes.. Run it on a timer for 1 hr per week is all that is needed now.. Like you say watering the top 3 inches means nothing and waste of water..I even added Mulch to the top of the dirt Don't need to make no Fancy PVC underground Lines, etc.. Soaker hoses work fine and mine are not 5 yrs old buried and we are in Wi. so it freezes…Hope this Helps someone else!

  5. Ya know, that's not such a bad way to water. I think you need to water the surface area sometimes though. Large amounts of water when things go dry is really the time to flood the plant to get it deep. But thanks for the bottle thing.

  6. Incorrect. In a normal watering the water all goes to the bottom and out the holes, taking the nutrients with it.. Your dripper waters slowly, so the water has time to travel sideways thru the soil. Self watering pots are good too, IF you don't over water and wash away nutrients. Peppers grow great in pots, I love this type shown by you. Awesome.

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