How To Turn Empty Wine Bottles Into Self Watering Planters

This will make you feel even better about finishing that bottle of Merlot.

August 10, 2017
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When it comes to both recycling and gardening, this gardening hack is the best of both worlds. Plus, it's an excuse to grab a bottle of organic wine or make this peach sangria—for the sake of your plants, of course. While you're at it, if you're looking to add some more plants to your collection, here are 10 hardy houseplants that anyone can grow

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What you need

Empty wine bottle/olive oil bottle or similar
Terra cotta irrigation spike, from $20, available on Amazon.com

How to do it

It's super easy to execute. (Check our more wacky gardening hacks from the internet that actually work.) Simply fill up an old glass wine bottle (or another glass bottle, like olive oil) with water. Stick the open end into a terra cotta irrigation spike, which you can find in a garden store or on Amazon. Then, stick the spike and bottle into one of your potted plants or raised beds . The water will release slowly through the terra cotta into the soil, so you can go several days without watering. Another great thing to keep in mind is that this wine bottle garden hack is also perfect for hanging baskets

For more inspiration, check out some examples of wine bottle self-watering planters below.

Related: The Best Self-Watering Pots And Containers For Your Plants

For flowers
 

 

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For herbs and spices
 

For tomatoes
 

You can even try it without the spike 
 

 

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And if you're crafty, you can decorate the bottles first (or use them as plant stakes)
 

 

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