A GARDEN genius has revealed a super easy way to keep your plants watered year round with minimal effort – and all you need is an old water bottle.
Joe suggested that avid gardeners recycle their trash and use an old water bottle to water their plants and the surrounding soil.
Known online as @joesgarden, the green-fingered content creator regularly shares handy tips with his 1.5 million followers.
In a recent TikTok role, he said: “Here’s my quick hack to make watering your plants even easier.
“All you need is an old bottle and a nail, and you want to poke three holes in the bottom of the bottle.
“This allows the water to drain away, but not too quickly.
“Carefully dig a hole next to the plants you want to water and bury your bottle up to your neck.
“That way the water gets right to the root where it’s needed most, and to prevent mosquitoes you put the lid back on.”
Under the video, he added: “It works really well and makes daily watering even easier as all you have to do is top up the bottle.
“Water drains faster when the soil is dry and slower when the soil is saturated.”
Fans loved his quick tip, the video received more than 39,600 likes and 616,500 views.
In the comments, TikTokker shared their reactions, with one writing: “This is really cool! Definitely going to try it.”
“Yes! We do this often. It comes from the local tradition of using ceramic pots buried in the ground,” commented another.
A third said: “Genius! Love your content!”
“Simple and effective,” shared another.
While not everyone was sold on the idea, another added, “The only problem is that it doesn’t wet the whole pot, only the immediate area around the bottle, causing the edges of the pot to dry out.”
Someone else asked, “Should we be worried about microplastics getting into the garden?”