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Slow and smooth

How to make a do it yourself plant watering can

How do you get that slow, smooth spray from a DIY plant watering can?

Heat a needle and then push holes through the cap.

A lot easier than going out to the store to buy one made in China. A smooth spray allows for more even watering compared to a quick dribble.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Brilliant!!!!!! Gawd I love you guys!

Just be sure & do this project outdoors, so you don't breath in toxic fumes . . .

Comment by Terry Sun Mar 16 11:29:56 2014

Thanks for the how to on making a watering jug, I am tired of buying Chinese watering cans only to have them mysteriously crack. I really only need such a thing part of the year for young plants so these should work great.

Comment by Gill Sun Mar 16 11:37:53 2014

= = = hint = = = For better water flow put a hole in the handle so it gets in an the water will come out fast (no air lock) . To slow the flow just put your thumb over the hole. - Michael

Comment by Michael Mon Mar 17 14:52:36 2014
Just in time! My watering can I bought several years ago split this weekend, I will NOT be buying another thanks to this post!
Comment by Missy Mon Apr 21 18:55:48 2014





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