The idea behind the bottle drip irrigation presented here is an effective method of maintaining the much-needed vital moisture in the soil and roots of plants in the home or garden. It is especially useful during the hot months and, depending on the performance and volume of the plastic bottle, can hold humidity for several days to weeks. In addition to the easy implementation, the idea does not require any money, since the only materials needed for its realization are unnecessary plastic bottles or tubes. At home, this can be small, half a liter, or larger - up to two or three liter bottles. It is determined mainly by the volume of the pot and the plant's need for water. From an aesthetic point of view, such a solution is not particularly adequate for daily use, but is an indispensable option for protecting the life of domestic plants in the absence of hosts. On the efficiency side, it is desirable to pre-test the optimal number and size of openings, because depending on the soil composition, there may be a significant difference in irrigation rate.

Conversion method:

Small holes are drilled into the plastic bottle cap, the number and diameter of which should depend on the desired flow rate. It is best to check it practically, because the same openings have different conductivity in clay and loose soils. It is a good idea to put a small piece of gauze or other permeable material on the inside of the cap to prevent soil penetration and blockage of the openings when turning the cap back on. When the cap is mounted on the full bottle, it is buried with the throat down, with the broken cap falling into the soil and into the bottom, ie. the highest point is a small air outlet to take the place of the leaked water. This way, the liquid will slowly and gradually flow into the soil, avoiding excessive evaporation, regardless of the ambient temperature.

Given the need for more water, it is advisable to use a much larger container to remove the bottoms to use this method in the yard or garden. This way, once they are buried, they can be easily filled.