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How To Make A 2-Liter Bottle Seed Starter

1. Puncture 3/8" holes every inch or so around the top of the bottle.

2. Cut your 2 liter bottle in half.

3. Cut two strips of wicking fabric or oil lamp wicks approx. 4"+ long or so (and 1"+ wide, then roll if using fabric such as pellon thermolam plus) and insert into the neck of the top half.

4. Hold the wicking pieces in place and turn the top half upside down (using the cap or not is optional, without the cap the soil holds the wicking material in place, with the cap, cut a hole in the cap large enough for the wicking materials to fit and be held comfortably and the cap can aid in retaining the soil as well), filling with about 3 cups of damp, soil-less potting mix (typically peat, perlite and ceramic spheres) mixed with a handful of organic fertilizer. The soil should fill the bottle without falling through the openings and should hold the wicks in place.

5. Add water to the lower half - typically just enough to fill past the camfer.

6. Set the upper half into the lower and allow to fit together. The wicks will aid in drawing water up into the soil as it dries. Refill the base by removing the upper half as it empties.

7. Plant a seed(s) or seedling(s). Water lightly from the top just once to settle the seeds/seedlings and soil in the upper half.

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How To Make A 2-Liter Bottle Seed Starter 1. Puncture 3/8" holes every inch or so around the top of the bottle. 2. Cut your 2 liter bottle in half. 3. Cut two strips of wicking fabric or oil lamp wicks approx. 4"+ long or so (and 1"+ wide, then roll if using fabric such as pellon thermolam plus) and insert into the neck of the top half. 4. Hold the wicking pieces in place and turn the top half upside down (using the cap or not is optional, without the cap the soil holds the wicking material in place, with the cap, cut a hole in the cap large enough for the wicking materials to fit and be held comfortably and the cap can aid in retaining the soil as well), filling with about 3 cups of damp, soil-less potting mix (typically peat, perlite and ceramic spheres) mixed with a handful of organic fertilizer. The soil should fill the bottle without falling through the openings and should hold the wicks in place. 5. Add water to the lower half - typically just enough to fill past the camfer. 6. Set the upper half into the lower and allow to fit together. The wicks will aid in drawing water up into the soil as it dries. Refill the base by removing the upper half as it empties. 7. Plant a seed(s) or seedling(s). Water lightly from the top just once to settle the seeds/seedlings and soil in the upper half. DIY drip waterer and self watering pots:

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