I wanted to have the ability to top water some of our trays with something more than a mist but less than just pouring water from a bottle. I searched for watering cans on the internet and it is amazing how expensive a simple watering can can be. Also I looked up clothes sprinklers as I remember my mom used to have a sprinkler whenever she ironed clothes, even when she got a spray and steam iron. It seemed the old way of simply spraying the clothes worked better for her.
I envisioned a tool that would enable me to water the plants with a stream more like a rain than a mist. So that led me to DIY sites that gave me the idea for our rain bottle as I like to refer to it by. This rain bottle allows for easily top watering of our trays and reused mat garden as pictured above.
I drank a vitamin water today for lunch as I liked the bottle and top. Then took a fine nail and created my rain bottle head by pounding the nail at intervals as shown in the photos at the bottom. This new tool follows within our expressed vision of using an eco friendly approach. Our trays are already using recycled bottles, now our rain bottle is using repurposed bottles ... good deal.
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