After removing all labels and glue from the bottle, the gardener used a nail to poke a tiny hole in the top of the lid.
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“Metal lids work great here, but corks will work too,” she said. “… Fill up the wine bottle, put the lid back on, then in the center of your bed, quickly flip the wine bottle over, and nestle it down into the soil.”
She then gently twisted the bottle a few times to make sure it was securely in the soil.
“This hack is especially great if you’re leaving for vacation because the water slowly drips out of the bottle,” she explained.
How it’s helping
Starting a garden may feel daunting, but this latest hack demonstrates how a little creativity can make maintaining one even more accessible.
A study published by ScienceDaily found transportation accounts for 19% of pollution from the food sector, and the United States joins Germany, France, and Japan in producing almost half of that pollution despite only having 12.5% of the global population.
Meanwhile, the journal Nature notes that glass manufacturing is responsible for approximately 95 million tons of carbon pollution.
What people are saying
More than 2,500 people liked the clip on the social media platform and seemed eager to try the ingenious watering method.
“I need to buy some wine for my plants,” one TikToker wrote.
“Time to enjoy some wine soon!” another commenter said.
“Off to the recycle bin,” someone else wrote, posting an emoji of a person running.
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