How to Make an Indoor Self-Watering Herb Garden
No green thumb required.
Start an herb garden indoors with a planter that will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.
What you'll need:
- Empty 2-liter soda bottle
- Plastic wrap
- Herb seedlings or seeds
- Rinse a 2-liter soda bottle, remove the label and cut in half with scissors.
- Cut three 6-inch strands of twine.
- Tie the twine strands together in a knot about 2 inches from one end, to create a wick.
- Puncture a 1/2-inch hole into a square of plastic wrap.
- Thread the twine wick through the plastic wrap hole.
- Wrap the plastic over the neck of the bottle.
- With the neck of the bottle facing down, fill one-third of the way with soil.
- Spread out the strands of the twine wick and plant the herb seedlings or seeds.
- Fill in any gaps with more soil.
- Add water to the base of bottle.
- Place the neck of the bottle into the base, so the twine wick can absorb the water.
- Keep the self-watering planter in an area with plenty of sunlight.
- Add more water to the base of the planter when you see it needs refilling.
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