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Use Yarn to Wick Water to Houseplants

To keep house plants watered while on vacation is quite simple. Place A bowl of water near plants with yarn running from the water to a hole made in the dirt with the other end of the yarn buried. The yarn will carry water to the plant as needed. It really works!


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May 2, 20090 found this helpful

This is a brilliantly simple solution to a real problem! Thank you.

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August 24, 20130 found this helpful

Not polyester yarn though...plastic won't wick...must be cotton (or something absorptive), at least partially, I'm guessing?

Other than that - awesome idea! Much better than those ridiculous, hard-to-fill glass globes!

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July 12, 20160 found this helpful

I found this not so successful, especially on a window ledge in summer with warm weather. Works for the first few days, but quickly dries out and seems to stop wicking even though water is still in the bowl.

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