Watering Spikes (Uses Empty Water Bottles)

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« on: April 12, 2007, 21:41 »
I have quite a few containers and lousy water pressure - my hose pipe gives a tiny piddle of water.  I seen some IRISO WATERING SPIKES in a catalogue, they fit in the top of a 2 litre plastic bottle and form a spike so the bottle can be turned upsode down and inserted into the soil, then it has a dripper that can drip 150ml-1.5 litres a day.  They look fantastic but atr £4.99 each - very pricey.   Does anyone have any ideas on cheaper alternatives or home-made versions.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 21:49 »
Munty does .  I'll see if I can find it.......


....... here it is:  Munty's drip water system
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007, 21:51 »
Simply prick a small hole in a 2 litre pop bottle

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 22:15 »
I cut the bottom off a 2 litre pop bottle drill a small hole in the lid, push top end into grow bag, etc fill with water, if it emptys too fast just drop a bit of soil or small stone in.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007, 08:46 »
i think i saw the same sort of thing in a kleeneeze catalogue but they were £4.99 for 6. might be worth a look

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007, 14:58 »
Thanks everyone.  My only concern is the bottles blowing awawy when theyre empty and littering the area.  I will give it a go though.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 15:07 »
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Thanks everyone.  My only concern is the bottles blowing awawy when theyre empty and littering the area.  I will give it a go though.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 16:23 »
I got some of those spikes cheap at an auction and thought I'd hit the jackpot. But the darned things drained right out soon as they were in the ground. So much for the slow drip action that was advertised.
As for the empty bottles, either do the wire trick that someone showed earlier or put a rock on top.  :wink:



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