Post Monsoon Plant Care

2 Minutes Self-Irrigation System For Your Home Plants

I have made a quick and easy self-irrigation system for my potted plants. This enables the plants to water itself whenever required and thus you don’t want to worry about your plants drying out.
I like plants; I like them even more in my house. I think I got this green thumb as a hand me down from my mother. I soon plan to grow an herb garden and build a compost bin at home.

Materials needed
  1.  container ( could be anything you like, depending on the water you need to water and the size of the plant)
  2. Cotton string
  3. Stand

Step 1: Keep your container on the stand; make sure that the container is higher than your plants. We are trying to use gravity here

Step 2: Insert one end of the cotton string in the container and insert the other end in the soil in the pot

Step 3: Try to keep the string as straight as possible

Step 4: Keep this as is without disturbing. The capillary action is in force here and the water will automatically get transferred to the pot whenever the plant requires it. Your plant is now taking care of itself and is watering itself whenever it requires it.

You just need to refill the water once is 2-3 days depending on the size of the water container and your plants.

This system will also come in handy when you are going on a vacation and cannot water your plants. Just remember to put a large container of water.

I did this as an experiment for my indoor plants; I shall wait until monsoon is over and then use the same system for the bigger plants in the balcony

( If you have a herb garden, please do let me know in the comments how you went about it. I would really like to gather some tips and hacks and advice to get my herb garden started )

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  1. Nice innovative idea it is, will surely try this cool thing.

  2. This is a genius trick for all plant lovers.

  3. Wow! That is Innovative and so amazing. Never thought of this. Would love to try :)

  4. Oh wow is super easy and perfect during summers when the days are so hot.

  5. This is so cool! 😃 I'm gonna try this for my plants too! Thanks!

  6. I am not getting enough words to thank you babe.. You solved my major problem.. I always worry abt my plants while traveling.. Thanks love 😍

  7. Thank you for sharing this tip. I love plants and this is so helpful for me.

  8. This is such a great idea when we're travelling and have no one to water our plants. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow great idea... I am going to apply this very soon.. And congratulations dear for being top on indiblogger...

  10. I can't thank you enough for puttin up this post. I love plants and have lot of them. When i go on vacation i really have to hire someone to water them. Going to setup this soon

  11. Wow this is such a great Idea. Love it totally

  12. I love greenery around too.. Love plants at home.. Great tips

  13. I love gardening and thus will try this

  14. Can't thank you enough for this post. I love growing plants indoors and I'll definitely try this method to grow my green onions.

  15. Thank you for your so cool post,it is useful,i love it very much.please share with us more good tricks. Could you please tell me aboutSolar powered auto plant watering. The are also providing good solution for auto plant watering.


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