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!

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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