Today's reuse spotlight involves a disposable water jug with a spigot, some potting mix, and a few plants. Yep, you guessed it - a planter!
I had wanted to start an indoor herb/veggie garden for a while, and after working on a few self-watering containers, I decided to experiment and try something out!
List of Materials
- Empty water jug with spigot
- Box cutter
- Potting mix
- River pebbles
- Cilantro and spicy oregano plants ($1.50 ea from Lowes during their Earth Day sale!)
- Eyeballing it, I used the box cutters and did my best in decapitating the jug.
- I filled the container with a layer of pebbles and then the potting mix/plants.
- My idea was to have the spigot be my drainage hole (the layer of pebbles is a little higher than the spigot).
- Positioning the planter next to my sink and window, it was time to test it out!
- After giving it a deep soaking (when transplanting plants, you'll want to do this), I popped the spigot open and voila! Success!