DIY Project: Seedling waterer
As one of my monthly goals is to reconnect with nature, and one way to do this is through gardening, I’ve been busily planting and collecting away in hopes of growing some delicious veggies of my own this year. As I’ve begun to garden, one of the nagging problems I’ve encountered again and again came up: I’ve long been baffled by the best method for watering my precious little seedlings. Pouring water from a pitcher or a jar seems to be too much on the tiny plants, drowning them and pinning them down under too much water. A large watering can (I don’t even own one of those!) or the hose yields the same potentially destructive result.
I think I’ve finally cracked the code on this one using some simple materials that you probably have laying around in your own home. And get this: it’s eco-friendly and recycled! Also, you’ll no longer drown your poor little seedlings under a flood of water. Instead, they’ll enjoy a rain-like drizzle of delicious nourishment.
1 jar with a solid lid (as opposed to the ring and cover kind)
1 small nail (I used an interior nail, the same kind I use to hang paintings and wall hangings in my house)
Leave the lid screwed on your jar.
Using the hammer and nail, gently poke holes through out the surface of the jar lid, puncturing all the way through. (Don’t do it too hard! You might break the jar!)
Your finished product should look something like this:
Now just fill with water, and you’re ready to go! Turn your sprinkler upside down then gently shake (as if it were a large salt or pepper shaker) over your seedlings to give them a good watering.
(This photo was taking pre-sprinkling when a bit more water was flowing out.)
And there you have it my friends! An easy (and free!) seed sprinkler to keep those babies growing!