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Monday, July 26, 2010

How does your garden grow?

It's raining now and I'm glad, my pot plants sure could use a drink. 
(Note: the images below are not my pot plants.)  Because this summer has been so humid, I noticed a swamp like environment besides our house.  Turns out it was our air conditioner condensation drain. I was scared for my life to venture near that area since we have snakes.  Our rabbit and chihuahua seemed nervous too.  Then I had a stroke of genius, recycle that water for your pot plants.  I ran to the hardware store and got one of those connectors for pipes so that I could screw a water hose onto it.  Viola!  Now I had a slow trickle of water continuously coming out of a water hose from my house that was basically giving millions of termites a drink while they devoured my house.  I now have the hose away from the house, watering one pot plant.  (Note to self: figure out a way to water all of the plants from that one hose.)  It looks like before this is all over with I will become a certified irrigation specialist.   Enjoy, Heidi

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6 comments:

Angie said...

When I first read "my POT plants" I thought WOW- until I realized you were talking about your plants IN a pot! ;) Great way to recycle the water!

Heidi said...

Just for the record, I am not growing Pot. My plants are in pots, but they are not Pot. :)

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

I must admit, I was right there with Angie...

Shauna said...

I noticed a business on main street had there AC unit hooked up to water a nice window flower box..and I thought they were genius (and nice to not have water all over the sidewalk). So I now think you are a genius as well. =o)

compulsively compiled said...

Using a hose is genius! I put a bucket under mine and then lug the bucket around to wherever needs watering. A hose sounds like much less work!

Tonja said...

Get a soaker hose. It has little holes all along the hose. Laying the hose over the plants could water quite a few!